Impressive performances displayed in wonderland

POSTED: 06/3/13 11:49 AM

St. Maarten – After witnessing the first round of the first annual recital organized by the National Institute of Arts at the LB Scot Sports Auditorium last Saturday, those witnessing the 27 performances may very well agree that the art form is heading in the right direction.

Thanks to the collaboration between Clara Reyes and Arlene Halley, the Directors of the NIA, two days of recitals involving kids and adults were organized after an audition which was conducted during the month of May.

The dance department which fell under the expert guidance of Halley, a music department under la Vaune Henry, a drama department under the direction of Loes Natua and a second drama department under Reyes.

The vision of the NIA is to strive for artistic excellence and establish themselves as one of the top accredited institutes within the Caribbean. The basic curriculum is rooted in fundamental principles, that a sound classical foundation provides the impetus for innovation.

And those innovations and various levels of excellence were displayed during the 27 performances which can be described as enchanting and exhilarating. The specially designed back drop and lighting effect in ‘Wonderland’ added the midas and the choreography need to be commended.


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