Artist bio

Dance and Arts Dimensions Academy Foundation Dance and Arts Dimensions Academy Foundation is a non-profit organization founded under the leadership of Minister Jane Hendrickson. We were the first established Christian Dance and Arts school on the island of St. Maarten. We have been in operation since 1985 and recently celebrated 35 wonderful years in existence. We have been fortunate to do missionary work in dance, drama and the Arts in the islands of the Caribbean and the United States. Our doors are always open to assist those who would like to dance no matter their background or religious beliefs, all are welcomed to join. So many lives have passed through our doors even if only for a semester. This gave us an opportunity to share the gospel of Christ and transform lives. Our Aim: To showcase the love of God through dance and drama to as many persons as possible. We also love the opportunity to reach out and share our ministry to the less fortunate, orphanage, foster home and elderly.

Title

"Battle Ready"

Medium/Genre

Other

Artist Statement

Our Battle Ready video displays our battle readiness to fight a determined enemy. The video depicts that you are to be always ready to fight clothed with the full, whole armor of God which is why we were in army clothing. We choose areas that had a warlike/battle field look. Our action scenes showed our cast getting prepared for battle, the fight that toke place in spiritual realm and winning the battle in the end when we lifted up our victory banner. Our Costume Attire illustrates us being fully armed and prepared for battle. *Red bandana/headpiece represents the blood covering us in battle from our head to our feet which is why our shoelaces are also in red. *The Sticks represents our sword which is also the Word of God. When we swing them we are actually fighting off spiritual wickedness in high places. The cast of dancers are instructed to tell their story during this performance. Therefore with each move made, there is a victory story they are picturing within their own lives. *White flags represents the presence of the Holy Spirit *Red flags represent the blood of Jesus of Christ *The war cry flag represents our shout of victory

How it fits into contest

As Christians we believe that God has giving us weapons to be fully equipped and prepared spiritually by daily putting on the whole armor of God. We must always keep in mind that the enemy is out to steal, kill and destroy God's people (John 10:10). Therefore, we must be diligent in our relationship with God and in our prayer life; understanding that God has not given us carnal weapons, but powerful enough to demolish satan's kingdom (II Corinthians 10:4).

Credits

*Director: Jane Hendrickson *Gersha H. Tjaaroeme - Dance Choreographer Video Editor Costume Designer Music Producer *Inga Brown Video Director Casting Director Assistant Dance Choreographers Production Designer *Raoel Tjaaroeme Assistant Video Director Assistant Video Editor *Cast Members/Dancers: Jaleena Hendrickson-Brown Zoey Maloon Giselle Whinfield Haila Forde Cassey Riviera Noshavyah Whinfield Magallie Gibbs Neima Gibbs Clevia Ducreay Krystella Wilson *Supporting Parents: Marie-Line Gibbs Eileen Maloon Wilfred Brown

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