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Local News 07 Jul, 2022 Follow News

Cayman Music School Soroya Moore

Cayman Music School Colinda McGarvey Sterling

Terry Williams

Williams Family Quartet

Mahlia Bailey

Dream Chasers Cayman

Cayman Islands National Dance Co

UCCI Dancers

By Dr. Monika Lawrence Associate Professor- Arts & Humanities

Photographs by Katie O’Neill

On Sunday, June 26, patrons were treated to some of the best talents in the Cayman Islands.  The show did not disappoint and delivered a most delightful array of young talents in all areas of the performing arts.  The show started on time, and the performances moved seamlessly as the program progressed.  Congratulations to the stage management, tame Sophie Conolly and MCs of the showcase, Lloyd Barker and Anika Conolly.

Singers from the Cayman Music School were well represented, and their students’ delivery was melodious.  Among the singers, Colinda McGarvey Sterling stole the show with her version of I’m Telling You.  The Williams Family Quartet performed two brilliantly harmonized songs.

The major dance companies, such as Centre Pointe Dance Studio, Radiance Dance Studio, Dreamchasers Cayman, Cayman Islands National Dance Company, and the UCCI Dancers, were well represented.  Their presentations were energetic and well-choreographed. 

The UCCI Dancers presented Lament, the sole dance drama on the program.  This dance challenged the dancers technically and dramatically. The thunderous applause from the audience made it clear that Lament was the most popular dance of the night.  Lament featured Joshua McLean, one of Cayman’s best male dancers, along with ten UCCI dancers.

The guest appearance of Mahlia Bailey was a welcomed addition to the show.  She continues to excel artistically, raising the barre in dance while promoting the Cayman Islands.

Mr. JC Connor must be commended on yet another great showcase of Cayman’s young talents. The show is a welcomed addition to the performing arts landscape, as performers and audience can view the various projects within Cayman in one front. This year the show was simply magical and well presented. 

 “The power of Art is in the exchange when it meets the audience., remarked the New Self-Help Foundation’s, CEO, JC Connor.  “Creativity is always a leap of faith which is positioned within the artistic vision and mission of the Foundation; we have seen the evidence, particularly in the expressions of the performers of the Talent Exposition this year; Empowered youth, empowered nation.

The Talent Exposition of the Arts is made possible by the support of sponsors from the public and private sectors thank you.

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