The Little Theatre will come alive on Tuesday, May 27 when the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) kick-starts the annual Festival of the Performing Arts National Finals with performances in the Traditional Folk Forms. The anticipated Festival will run until Wednesday, June 25 at the Little Theatre beginning 10:00 a.m. daily with tickets being sold at a cost of Adults $400, Children $200 and Students with ID $200.
The JCDC is promising an exciting Festival as numerous performers from across the island compete in the areas of Traditional Folk Forms from May 27 to 30, Music, June 3-5, Choir, June 6, Dance, June 10-14, Deaf Dance, June 14, Speech, June 17-19 and Drama June 24-25.
JCDC Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Stephen Davidson notes that the JCDC stages the Festival of the Performing Arts annually to unearth, develop, showcase, preserve and promote the creative talents and expressions of the Jamaican people.
“Jamaica is well known for its creativity and talent in areas of music, dance, speech and drama and the Festival of the Performing Arts provides an excellent avenue for participants to showcase their talents and for patrons to enjoy wholesome family entertainment” Mr. Davidson added.
The competitions in the Performing Arts are opened to persons residing in Jamaica which includes schools, community groups, youth clubs, social clubs, Performing Arts clubs, churches as well as outstanding individual performers. Participants are engaged in a number of workshops throughout the year before competing at the zone, parish and national levels in order to improve the quality of their performances.