PHILIPSBURG–It has been five years since Imbali Center for Creative Movement and Motiance Dance School Foundation came together to form an alliance for the arts called the National Institute of Arts (NIA). To celebrate the milestone the Institute will be presenting the end-of-year recital entitled “Magic Blue” at L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium on Friday, June 23, at 7:00pm, and on Saturday, June 24, at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
NIA’s signature colour is blue and with this recital celebrating its first concert together as Imbali and Motiance, and now the NIA, they have created a show that celebrates arts in its myriad of forms, including drama, dance, circus, acrobatics, clowning, and voice.
“Come and experience the creativity, the innovation, the gold medal dancers and gymnasts in a showcase that will take place Friday and Saturday,” NIA said in a press release on Tuesday. “Magic Blue” will be featuring 150 NIA students.
Five years after 2012, NIA has developed into a thriving cultural, artistic training and development centre for children, teens and adults of all ages, teaching some 2,000 children in schools weekly and featuring a collective of 25 artistes who work together to create a space for arts, artistes and art making in a safe nurturing environment.
In these five years NIA has travelled to Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Barths, Jamaica, Barbados, St. Kitts, France, Holland, and New York, USA, in its mission to create a platform for artistic training for St. Maarten.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/67050-nia-presents-its-end-of-year-recital-magic-blue