Jamaica’s Main Modern Dance Firm, L’ACADCO, Returns to New York

NEW YORK L’Acadco – A United Caribbean Dance Pressure, Jamaica’s main up to date dance firm, makes its return to New York Metropolis after a 20-year absence, for a particular gala efficiency on the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay School on Thursday, January 11, 2024.

Consul Common of Jamaica to New York, Mrs. Alsion Roach-Wilson, OD., serves as Patron of the occasion, which is able to honor Dr. Una S.T. Clarke, and being held beneath the theme: Constructing Bridges Via The Arts. Half proceeds will go in the direction of the New-York based mostly Jamaican charity, Youngsters of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Inc. Tickets accessible at www.touchstonelink.com/lacadco

Jamaica Dance Company L'ACADCO in New York The one-night efficiency will showcase the artistry, dynamism and strategy of L’Acadco’s extraordinary dancers who’re set to thrill returning followers in addition to first time attendees. The night will embody up to date works and items exploring in style and conventional Caribbean varieties highlighting choreographers Jessica Shaw, Orville McFarlane and L’Antoinette Stines, Inventive Director. Satta and Honfour, two of the corporate’s signature works choreographed by Dr. Stines, can be carried out.


Jamaica Dance Company L'ACADCO in New York

The evening’s lineup will characteristic particular visitor performer Amma D. McKen, Yoruba Orisha Singer and Priestess of Yemonja. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, McKen has sung conventional sacred Yoruba music since she was 14. McKen holds a number of roles and titles in Yoruba, together with the title of Akpon, a lead singer and officiator for the drumming and dancing celebrations. She grew to become the primary African American feminine Akpon to supply a musical recording of the normal songs, titled Alaako Oso: Proprietor of the Songs is Eloquent.

Jamaica Dance Company L'ACADCO in New York
Amma McKen

This electrifying cultural trade guarantees to depart patrons spellbound and enthralled.

L’Acadco had its genesis in 1978, when Dr. L’Antoinette Stines established the primary black dance firm in Miami. She returned to Jamaica in 1982, the place she continued to develop together with her firm, changing into a compelling consultant of Jamaican and Caribbean tradition.

Dr. Stines is the creator of L’Antech, a up to date Caribbean dance approach – the corporate’s motion language. Her experience in Classical Ballet and in style and folkloric Jamaican and Caribbean second vocabularies enabled her to create this technique of coaching our bodies whereas exploring choreographic work impressed by the virility of her island’s tradition and ancestry, the sensuality of its individuals and the pure mystic within the air.