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Moving: One Body in Christ Movement — For God's Purpose dancers entertained the crowd in King’s Square, St George (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

The island took part in International Dance Day this week, thanks to the efforts of a religious dance group.

Members of the One Body in Christ Movement — For God's Purpose put on an hour-long display of graceful moves and dance steps in King’s Square, St George, giving a “Bermy-style” twist to the international event.

The group of about 20 women dancers, dressed in bright Bermuda T-shirts and white pants, was accompanied by a gospel soundtrack recorded by local artists.

Spectators took up the invitation to get involved, with many able to copy routines through “follow the leader”.

The Right Reverend Hezekiah Walker, a Grammy Award-winning artist, who is on the island to organise a gospel festival, was also put through his paces, joining the group to show off some moves of his own.

The event on Monday culminated with a Jerusalema line dance.

International Dance Day marks the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet.

The International Theatre Institute, which created the annual event, said its purpose is to bring together people across the globe with the common language of dance.

Speaking after Monday night’s show, Nikita Robinson, the group’s director, said: “That was amazing. And the support we got from the crowd was great.”

Audience participation: spectators in King’s Square joined in the fun (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published May 01, 2024 at 7:57 am (Updated May 01, 2024 at 7:57 am)

Dancers bring grace and gospel to King’s Square

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