bele dance by members of St Marys Village Council
at Tuesday nights Best Village competition on the
Queens Park Savannah. Photo: Anthony Harris
Tuesday nights leg of the Best Village trophy competition
finals was a fare of comedy and historical drama as St Marys
Village Council and the veteran group, Malick Folk Performers,
went on stage at the Queens Park Savannah.
St Marys performed a comedic play, centred around
an old mans will and the antics his daughter had to
undergo to get the inheritance.
It was a comedy of errors and Anson Williams as Mini, the
old mans daughter and lead character, had the audience
The crowd was so taken with the production that they were
talking back to the characters on stage.
St Marys used old time kaiso and bele dancing to enhance
the story and although there were slight problems with the
body microphones, the production was well received.
Malick Folk Performers skit was based on the history
of the group and revolved around the things that happen
within the company.
Known for their prowess in the dance arena, Malick were
making their 25th appearance in the competition this year.
The large company put forth a multi-layered, theatrical
presentation complete with choral singing and Indian dancing.
They had the crowd thrilled from beginning to end.