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‘Arts in the Park’ to showcase Jamaican dance – tourism ministry

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2015 | 10:56 AM

The tourism ministry is promising a vibrant showcase of Jamaican dance, ranging from traditional folk forms to contemporary dancehall, at this year’s staging of ‘Arts in the Park’.

The event, which is in its fourth year, is scheduled for 3 o’clock on Sunday, May 17 at Hope Gardens, in St Andrew.

The ‘Arts in the Park’- Dance Edition is being hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment in association with the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) and the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.

The ministry says it forms part of its ongoing effort to develop the local entertainment industry and give artistes international exposure.

The event will be free to the public and will feature individuals and dance companies.

The event will also include exhibits by local manufacturers and a food court.