ContempoCaribe Projects


A dance film about depicting Caribbean identity and experience through the theme of the tropical "kiskadee" bird. The narrative uses this inspiration for the dancer to realize a transformation.

Director | Editor - André M. Zachery Choreographer | Performer - Candace Thompson

'Neath De Mas' excerpt (at 11:08 marker)

 Island to Island - Moving Caribbean in New York City - 2016-11-17.

Join host Christine Jowers, Editor of The Dance Enthusiast and Caribbean artists, Candace Thompson (Trinidad & Tobago); Nélida Tirado (Puerto Rico) and Nadia Dieudonné (Haiti) and Davallois Fearon (Jamaica) for a stellar evening of performance & conversation as they introduce us to a one-of-a kind insider experience into the beauty and complexity of Caribbean culture and performance. Each artist performing and speaking as part of Island to Island - Moving Caribbean in New York City is known for their consummate artistry as well as their active engagement with their communities as teachers and leaders.

See excerpt of 'Neath de Mas' performed by Candace Thompson and Alicia Dellimore

'Colliding Scopes/Circles of Inquiry'

"Colliding Scopes: Circles of Inquiry" @ University Settlement.
Choreographed and Performed by Nehemoyia Young and Candace Thompson
Music is improv by Victor Gama.

'Of Circles and Bright Colours' teaser

'Of Circles and Bright Colours' 
Project of ContempoCaribe - Solo performance company of Candace Thompson
Dance Performer: Candace Thompson
Music composed by Zane Rodulfo
Music performed by Zane Rodulfo, Marvin Dolly and Ran Livneh

The title is a play on stereotypical associations with the Caribbean experience and draws from the idea of liminality, trance and indulgence how they are experienced in the Caribbean Diaspora.

SOCA Videos

Choreographed and performed by Candace Thompson
Song by Skinny Fabulous
Video shot and edited by Alisun Dellimore with assistance by Alicia Dellimore

Get more Soca in your life!

'Bring The Beat' Soca Dance by Candace Thompson Song by Machel Montano, Tessane Chin, intro by Usain Bolt We do not own the rights to this song
Elle NYTT Soca Dance Class | Mark Morris Dance Center | Candace Thompson | Saturdays | 3:30pm | $15usd | Brooklyn NYC CanDanceFit/ContempoCaribe Website: 

Candace Thompson, Shola Roberts, Brittany Williams, and Alicia Dellimore of Elle NYTT discuss and demonstrate soca dance. Original air date: Oct 6, 2014
Meet Candace Thompson of Candace Dance Fitness. She can be reached at FB: The Caribbean Voice TV Twitter: @Caribbean Voice email:


Christine Jowers talks of founder of ContempoCaribe and Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE, Candace Thompson and her mission to present new dance stories of the Caribbean. 

Other Performances

Here is a little teaser of the Shola Bare Experience" on the road with the 2016 Band of of the Year Ramajay Mas. See our choreography for their opening presentation (3rd year in a row) for New York Caribbean Carnival. 

Dancers: Candace Thompson, Katie C, Nailah Antoine, Brittany Williams, Joe