As Marlon Simms recounted some of the moments he shared with the late Bert Rose, the effects the founding member of the Countrywide Dance Theatre Organization (NDTC) and co-founder of the Jamaica School of Dance experienced on him was immediately apparent. Simms, the recent artistic director of the NDTC, had almost nothing but glowing testimonials of the dancer and choreographer extraordinaire he described as a genius, a grasp of his craft who even though no lengthier bodily present, will live on for generations to occur.

“Bert Rose was a fantastic creative brain. He was able of taking standard thoughts and

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