Stage Presentations for Carifesta
NoM tha oe iudred
perterlme rom Jamalea
will appear on lage during
CARIMFLSTA among them.
Louise Bennete the best
known and loved folklorisl lively' pireselaii f lme
la Aite Carben who has mlny folk rasdUious of mont-
just been honoered wtth the serral, aqd
Norman Manley Award of "Blg Business" a c~m-
bcealnoee and Re Mottle. eay of one act.
ford Direltor of the National The Mighty Arrow -
Dance Theatre, Monlserral's leading calyp-
The Rational Dance Thea- sonlan wUl also appear at
Ire Company of Jamaica eele- CARIESTA.
brakes Us IQth Rnnlverary Thirty performers will we-
this year. During this time t present Martinique.
has made an onutandlng eon. Martinique's fol k lo e
rubution, jto cultural devel- group the BALLETS Marfln-
opment In Jamalea. Its appll- quals Is noted for the diver-
cation. diselpane and artisHe slfy of their dances, the rich.
exeehlae has served as In. ness of their costumes and
spiration for others. the viality oP heir members
The Company uses authen- The exotic dances and
tic folk material and creates songs tell stories of the past
an image of Jamaicans as a and of the present simple
dynamic, mature and ereat. country life of Martinique,
Ive people. and the charm of the Rattl-
Jamaica Dance Theatre is les.
beaded by Oxford rained Grand Prise of the Carib-
Rhodes Scholar Rex Weffle- bean festival in Puerto Rico
ford who was reently named in 1952, the Ballets Martti-
special adviser on Arts and Iquals after a tour in France
Culture to the Prime MinIs- in 1963 acquired the servie-
ter of Jamaica Mr. es of the American choreo-
Michael Manley. grapher, Ronnie Aul, with
After CRIFESTA, the the help of the official or-
Jamaica WHafonal Dance ganisations.
Theatre will appear in Loa. Three years later they
don's famed Sadlers Wels were called back to New
Opera House. York for the same show. The
Thirty performers will production was well acclaim-
come from Montserrat to ed. On this occasion they
take uart in two plays presented several program-
"Chrismas Fesival" a mes on American Television.
ONE OF THE OLDEST authontlo folk groups In Qayenne, the Lauriers Roses Folk
Dance droWp, w wpsI In Guyana during Oarl ests,