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Dance and Drama

From the very formation of the PCW, its cultural activities have always been in the forefront of its endeavours. They have pioneered the concept of using community theatre to highlight those issues which reflect the immediate environment- socially, morally and politically. Its dance performances have placed PCW as arguably the leading performing company in Barbados.

Dance Performances

PCW company dancers have gained recognition internationally from dances ranging from the graceful Trinidadian Bele and Cuban Orisha pieces to the traditional Barbadian Landship and the powerful West African Saraca.The Dance Company can currently be seen every Thursday night at the Barbados Museum performing the award winning dinner show 1627 and All That. The show portrays the island of Barbados' history through dance, drumming and song.

In addition to 1627 and All That the Dance Company has performed extensively over the past 20 years at most of the major hotels in Barbados including :- Sandy Lane, Colony Club, Turtle Beach, Almond Beach Resorts, Tamarind Cove, Rockley Resorts, Sam Lord's Castle and the Barbados Hilton.
The Company has made numerous overseas tours, both regional and international, to countries such as :-Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Martinique, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Germany, Canada, Mexico, USA (Washington D.C.; Hartford, CT; Boston, MA.)

The PCW Dance Company can also truly be proud of its achievements over the years at the National Independence Festival of the Creative Arts (NIFCA) awards sponsored by the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados. They have won no fewer than seventy (70) awards, trophies and plaques during the period 1981 to 1999.

Pinelands Creative Workshop Drummers

The PCW drummers have captivated local and international audiences with their unique style, versatily and wide knowledge of African and Caribbean rhythms. They have appeared locally at numerous major shows including the Pic of de Crop Finals, Cohoblopot, Barbados Song Festival, Tribute to Gabby and performances with the Ellerslie Folk Chorale.
The drummers provide the foundation and energy for PCW choreographies. Their intricate and complex rhythm changes direct the dancers and form a readily identifiable signature during performances. These accomplished percussionists have directed and performed pieces for the Internationally acclaimed Holders Season and the World-renowned Monte Browne Dance Troupe. Internationally they have accompanied the dancers to Germany, Canada, Mexico, USA and throughout the Caribbean. For the past 12 years PCW drummers, along with dance troupe have thrilled international audiences at the award winning dinner theatre show entitled "1627 and all thatů.".

Drama Performances

PCW's dramatic stage productions have always been extremely well received by the Barbadian public. Many have been converted to radio and television prductions. Starting in 1978 with Nigger Yard to 1999's production of The Re-enactment of Clement Payne, the group has mounted a production almost every year, with sometimes multiple productions in a single year.

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