Edna Manley College gets 4.9M for Rex Nettleford Arts Conference

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) has received donations amounting to $4.9 million for the staging of the 2015 Rex Nettleford Arts Conference

The sum includes $2.9 million (US$24, 928.61) from the United States Embassy and $2 million from the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund.

The conference was first held in 2011 to celebrate the late Professor’s significant contribution to Jamaica’s performance arts.

Vice President of Academic Affairs at Edna Manley and Conference Co-Chair,

Read the latest issue of Collage Magazine.

Read the latest issue of EMCVPA’s Collage Magazine.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

School of Music: Crucible and Social Vessel

Dr. Nicholeen DeGrasse-Johnson discusses Dance in the Primary Level Curriculum

Is Dance Training Important? Barbara Requa and Barry Moncrieffe Reflect

Meet The Artists of Paint Jamaica

ON THE COVER: Raging Fyah, Reggae sensation and past student band, (L to R) Anthony Watson, Courtland White, Kumar Bent, Delroy Hamilton and Demar Gayle

Read it here: http://issuu.com/collagemag/docs/collage_magazine__vol_10_issue_1_/1

School of Drama, Celebrating a Caribbean Classic – Dennis Scott’s An Echo In The Bone

echoboneDennis Scott’s seminal and iconic Caribbean classic AN ECHO IN THE BONE is currently in rehearsal for opening on March 14th at the School of Drama, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, under the direction of Eugene Williams. Mr. Williams’ previous production with students at the school RUINED, won four Actor Boy Awards including Best Production, Best Drama and Best Director.

AN ECHO IN THE BONE, which has been produced on several occasions across the Caribbean,

Celebrating Research in the Arts:The Arts: Challenges, Continuities and Opportunities

Research day Website slideDATE: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 8:00 A.M.

VENUE: Vera Moody Concert Hall, 1 Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston 5

The Most Honourable Professor Sir Kenneth O. Hall, ON, GCMG, OJ, former Governor-General of

Jamaica, Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of the West Indies, Mona will deliver the

keynote address at the opening ceremony of research day, dubbed Celebrating Research in the Arts, on

Friday, March 7 at 8:00 A.M.