Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 30th 2014 Contents A change of format for BC on TV has
been dictated, at least for today, by the
unavailability of advance programming.
You'd think cable channels and DirecTV
would have the choice for the next two
weeks splashed all over the Net; you'd
be wrong. Indeed, BC ON TV cannot
be completely sure that even the sched-
uling relied upon to declare a single film
of the day for today will indeed turn out to match the programming actually
available in Trinidad & Tobago today. If, though, the gods and/or luck is on
our side, we can take a chance on the 2012 Best Foreign Film Oscar-win-
TODAY'S BEST FILM:
The Artist (Michel Hazanaicius/ 2011/ France-Belgium-USA/ Comedy-
Drama-Romance/ 100 mins/ PG-13 for a disturbing image and a crude ges-
ture/Black & white), 9.30 am Cinemax East.
Watch this if you liked Slumdog Millionaire, Intouchables or The Descendants.
The silent French film (with English subtitles discernible even with the Spanish
ones on DirecTV) that won the Best Director, Best Picture and Best Actor
Oscars, Baftas, Golden Globes (nominated Best Picture) and Césars, deserves
every bit of the recognition it got. Using sound as effectively as Pleasantville
used colour, this is a masterpiece that no one should miss; no one who can
read, and likes to do it, at any rate.
Scheduled Internet times often vary on the day, particularly around month-end.
children's dance school, La Danse
Caraibe, will challenge its audi-
ences with the presentation of
the production Crocodile Tears.
Directed by Henderson-Gordon,
the show closes this evening at
6 pm at Queen's Hall. Its themes
include environmental degrada-
tion, youth and gang violence,
and domestic violence.
Crocodile Tears will incorporate
classical ballet, modern, contem-
porary, tap, folk, limbo and hip
hop dance, featuring choreography
by Henderson-Gordon, Arlene
Frank, Candice Ellis, Gregoire
Breedy, Takyha Springer, Makeba
Gabriel and Marielle Dos Santos.
Henderson-Gordon was award-
ed the 2014 COCO Trailblazer
Award, one of several awards she
has received during her career. She
opened her dance school in 1986
after receiving scholarships from
the Martha Graham School of
Contemporary Dance, the Alvin
Ailey American Dance Centre and
the Juilliard School.
"Henderson-Gordon is com-
mitted to inspiring young dancers
to pursue their passion and has
dedicated her life to shaping the
lives of youth so that dance may
be a viable option as a profession
while instilling the ethos of dis-
cipline, dedication and persever-
ance," said a press release about
the show from Estuary PR.
As part of this commitment, she
has begun a performance and
rehearsal space at her school.
Called LDC the Place (after La
Danse Caraibe), the space is open
to other local dance companies
and schools. "This space provides
an affordable and easily accessible
space that is actively utilised by
arts practitioners including the
COCO Dance Festival, students of
the UTT Dance Programme, the
M Collective," the release said.
Part proceeds from Crocodile
Tears will be donated to the La
Danse Caraibe Scholarship Fund,
which provides full scholarships
to students with financial need.
The production will also raise funds
for the La Danse Caraibe Building
Fund which facilitates renovations,
upgrades and ongoing maintenance
to the existing dance studio.
Tickets cost $100 for children
and $150 for adults and are avail-
able at the Queen's Hall box office
and at Crosby's Music Centre.
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A Trifecta of the Week's Best Films on the Box
Poised to embark on A Magic
Christmas Voyage, singing in
eight languages a selection of
songs from lands around the
world where Christmas is cel-
ebrated, the Lydians received
an unexpected gift from one of
While learning the Kyrie, Glo-
ria, Agnus Dei, and Sanctus of
the fast-paced Missa Salsera,
news came from Lydian Michael
Zephyrine that Fr Anthony Rosa-
do, the New York-based com-
poser of the work, was keen to
perform the mass on stage with
Fr Rosado will sing and play
the piano to accompany the
Lydians. He will be joined by
virtuoso panman Len "Boogsie"
Sharpe. Expect scintillating salsa,
cha cha, and other Latin rhythms
with a touch of calypso and jazz.
The programme also includes
an Arabic chant, a Yoruba carol,
a First Nations carol and a Chi-
nese one, and Christmas songs
in Spanish, Portuguese, French,
Haitian creole, German, English,
and Trini-flavoured parang
A Magic Christmas Voyage
runs from December 11-14 at
Queen's Hall, St Ann's.
Showtimes are Thursday and
Friday 7.30 pm and Saturday and
Sunday 6 pm.
Tickets are available from Sig-
nature 2000, the Normandie, St
Ann's; La Tropicale Flower Shop,
Patna Street, St James; Queen's
Hall Box Office; and members
of the Lydians.
Call 620-9677, visit the
Crocodile Tears Facebook
event page, or connect with
La Danse Caraibe at
Caraibe or on Twitter
Composer to join Lydians on
One not to be missed
The Artist uses sound as effectively as Pleasantville used colour.
La Danse Caraibe children take on social themes
A performance shot taken during La Danse Caraibe's 2012 production Spooked.
PHOTO COURTESY MARK GELLINEAU/LA DANSE CARAIBE
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