An Iconique night

EDITOR, The Tribune.

On Friday, February 16, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Ballet “Iconique” performance held at Old Fort Bay.

Brought to The Bahamas by Covent Garden Dance Company in conjunction with the British High Commission, all who were fortunate enough to attend the two-night performances, were graced with extraordinary ballet.

Premier dancers from five different companies from around the world performed 12 pieces that ranged from the classical, Swan Lake, Act II. White Adagio, to the whimsical, Ballet 101. Each performance was stellar.

To have this level of ballet performed live in Nassau was an artistic gift. Many I spoke to that night shared that the performance was the first time they had ever experienced the ballet.

Producers stated that they hope to return to The Bahamas next year if there is interest. If the turnout this year is any indication, there certainly is.

The organisers also said that it is their intent to involve the community more should they return. We sincerely hope they do. Exposing local students and dancers to this level of ballet would provide them with an unforgettable experience and an example of what can be achieved through hard work and dedication to the art.

Thank you to all involved in bringing “Iconique” to Nassau, to Old Fort Bay for providing an exquisite backdrop for the performances as well as a gourmet meal and especially to the dancers for sharing their talent and art with us for two magical evenings we won’t soon forget.



February 19, 2024


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