Correcting errors in dance report
THE EDITOR, Sir:
On Sunday, September 28, audiences at the Little Theatre were treated to performances by the acclaimed Ailey II dancers, who were in Jamaica under the aegis of the Wolmer's Trust in celebration of the 285th anniversary of the founding of the Wolmer's schools.
It is unfortunate that the Gleaner writer's full report on the gala performance contained inaccuracies. In my remarks during the first interval, tribute was paid to Mr Clive Thompson as an outstanding Jamaican dancer who, in the course of his stellar career, had performed with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. We laid no claim to Mr Thompson being Wolmerian, nor was there any announcement that Mr Thompson would be inducted into the Wolmer's Hall of Fame to be inaugurated later this year.
The nominations for initial inductees to the Wolmer's Hall of Fame are in and the selection process is about to begin. Had Mr Thompson attended Wolmer's, no doubt he would have been a most worthy nominee, meeting the criteria as one who has rendered exemplary service in his field of endeavour over at least 25 years; and who has served as a role model of outstanding character, courage and leadership, innovation and other attributes which reflect the values enshrined in the school motto, 'Age Quod Agis'.
PAULINE A. FINDLAY
Chairman, Board of Management