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Remembering Dancer Phillip McClintock, MS – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Remembering Dancer Phillip McClintock, MS – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Phillip McClintock

Phillip McClintock

September 8, 2016, was the thirtieth anniversary of the death of the great Guyanese Dancer, Phillip McClintock, MS. Since his passing on September 8, 1986, the excitement of the Kathak dance, of which he was a master, has not been quite the same, here in Guyana. That is so, not only because of Phillip’s grand command of this particular Indian dance, but also because at that same period, there was another great Kathak dancer, the late Gora Singh. The two young dancers brought not a rivalry, but a fusion to the stage which they shared so many times, as they danced to very appreciative audiences.

For those who thronged the National Cultural Centre to enjoy Phillip and Gora on stage, not competing with each other, but embellishing the exciting Indian dances, especially the KATHAK, as they twirled and twirled and twirled, and members of the audience counted loudly, and applauded and cheered. It was dance at its brilliant best, embellished with fantastic costumes and enrapturing Indian melodies.   Continue reading

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