COLE BAY – Local dancer Beanka Chambers who runs The Matrix dance group is currently on St. Maarten to attend Art Saves Lives Dance Camp, which runs from June 27, 2015 to July 4, 2015 at the Port De Plaisance Resort.
The opportunity for Chambers to attend the camp was provided by Nerissa Golden of Goldenmedia who wanted to provide the artist with an opportunity for more exposure to various types of dance and the creative industry.
Art Saves Lives Foundation is a cross-cultural exchange between youth in need and experienced practicing artists who seek to use their talents for positive change. Each summer the foundation coordinates a Summer Intensive which caters to over 100 children. This collaborative project selects renowned artists from around the world who use the arts to introduce participants to global and local traditions and empower them with the life skills necessary to effectively deal with the demands and challenges of everyday life. The Summer Intensive also provides guidance for young artists with aspirations in pursuing a career in the arts.
Chamber’s visit was made possible through the generous support of Hon. Min of Education Delmaude Ryan, Loni Howe, the Ministry of Education, the Department of Youth Affairs and Mrs Sujue Davis.