Escape: A nod to the popularization of dance theatre

Escape was a full dance production staged at the National Cultural Centre on June 10 last.  It was another in a long list of dance productions in Guyana, which add to the history of dance theatre here. But it was not just another production, it made notable statements about Guyana’s dance theatre, popular dance and audiences in Guyana.

Over a period of less than twenty years, many private dance companies/troupes/groups have risen in the country, although many have faded. Many have attempted full productions and have aimed to make them annual. But just as many have fallen off or faded into inactivity.

This has been a factor of the popularisation of dance tutorship in the nation since the 1970s and the steady increase in trained dancers as a result. The spin-off has been a wide interest in dance,….