Kudos to the organisers and producer of the show – it exceeded expectations!
The cocktail hour began promptly and flowed smoothly, and the show began within 20 mins of its advertised start time.
The show was broken up into categories:
Preserve our Earth was opened by the Ng Dance Co. performing a belly dance, and showcased the following designers:
Tradition – Christian Boucaud Designs
Youth – Micles Kids featuring Havaianas Slippers
Culture – Heather Jones Designs featuring Optique Eyewear
At the end of this section, the showcased performer was Meda Ellis, runner up in the Synergy Star search. That teenager is packing a huge voice and plenty soul! If she sticks with it, she will definitely go very far.
Celebrate Our Earth saw Rachel Lee of DW² dressed up as Michael Jackson, white glove and all, performing a Classical Indian Dace to Michael Jackson’s Will You be There performed by vocalist Garvin Rodgers. Their performance was refreshing, and an eye opener for many of us who had never seen Classical Indian dance performed to anything other than Classical Indian music.
Designers featured in this section were:
Creative Arts – Millhouse featuring Optique Eyewear and complete with male models imitating Michael Jackson and busting moves seen only on Soul Train
Family Life – Micles featuring Optique Eyewear
Environment – Ecliffelie Designs
Heritage – Shaun Griffith-Perez Designs
Our intermission was sweetened by handmade chocolates by Gina. Her truffles are to DIE for!!!
Anthony Woodroffe Jr. and Friends featuring Vaughnette Bigford opened the second half of the show.
Conserve Our Earth got underway with a ballet dance by Marielle dos Santos and featured designers:
Air – Shurnel featuring Optique Eyewear
Water – Jeswear
Earth – Nayamkah’s
The proceedings flowed directly into thanks and acknowledgements offered by Ian E Welch managing Director of PCS Nitrogen Trinidad, and when we thought that the show had ended (and many patrons left), we were asked to activate glow sticks which we had been given during the intermission, and up on stage came the children who modeled for Micles. We were asked to sing along karaoke style to Micheal Jackson’s Heal the world, while Meda Ellis sang from stage.
We sang, patrons clapped, couples danced, and there were smiles everywhere. It was a touching conclusion to a great show!
Well done team! Great Emancipation event.
Pictures from the event soon.