MEET THE ARTISTS
The team continues to be inspired by Founder Jamal Rashann Callender and Executive Director John Hunte PhD. The execution is in the capable hands of Artistic Director, Courtenay Thorne, recent MFA Dance graduate of Florida State University, ably supported by Associate Artistic Director, Stefan Takei-Taylor and Junior Programme Coordinators, Shea Best (Barbados) and Jeremy Guyton, (USA)
THE BARBADOS DANCE PROJECT
Barbados’s premier pre-professional training programme need our help! The Barbados Dance Project 2021: Educate, Collaborate, Engage.
John Hunte: Executive Director
Fundraising Campaign: July 1st -31st, 2021
We need your help to secure our 8th summer intensive, Aug 3 -14, 2021 slated for the NCF Dance Studios, following in the footsteps of our highly acclaimed BDP7s hybrid edition.
Online Event: August 14, 2021, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm. (nominal fee and the donation option.)
Support by pledge for contributions of USD 10 or more
Since 2014, BDP Inc. has successfully created tuition-free dance workshops for university students, community centres, and local dance studios in Barbados. Our junior programme caters for a select group of 9 – 14-year-olds, while the senior group comprises national talent from ages 15- 25.
For 2021 the association with the NCF continues to assist our effort with access to their studios, and a grant from NCFs Cultural Industries Development Fund to secure broadcasting and streaming this year. Funds are needed to complete our arrangement with the compliment of local and virtually invited dance professionals for this year.
At the intensive participants will continue to learn various dance techniques, including African, ballet, Caribbean contemporary/modern and improvisation, learning choreography that will culminate in an online show to further inspire the growing arts community on the island.
With your contribution, we can cover the balance of costs tutors’ salaries and technical equipment in line with last year’s access to teaching and training is needed to execute this the second Hybrid Edition of BDP, August 3 -14, 2021.
2010 was a Godsend, our new Artistic team designed an exceptional Hybrid edition in association with the NCF. Here, tutors from overseas virtually joined local dance professionals to offer classes to a select group in studio. These classes were broadcast worldwide compliments the NCF on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube platforms.