Nadira and Indranie Shah have a prominent place in the performing arts
We have on a number of occasions analysed the state of dance in Guyana, the factors contributing to the way it has developed over the past 35 years, the pre-Independence traditions, the element of formal training, and the notable rise of schools, companies and dance theatre productions. These subjects have only recently been revisited while noticing the advance of popular dance in the performances of one company and the pursuit of a modern cinematic tradition in the dance theatre of another.
These topics have again become relevant because one of the most established and longstanding companies has been affected by the loss of a founder member. Guyana’s dance community has lost Indranie Shah Lennartson, who was the ‘Indranie‘ in the Nadira and Indranie Shah Dance Troupe and one of the very significant personalities in the context of the factors contributing to the development of contemporary dance in Guyana. She was a dancer, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.