The girls of the Clico Shiv Shakti Dance Company will tell you that this is because the dance springs from within Michael Salickram, their choreographer and artistic director.
Yet it is also an expression of each member of the group, "It is all of us," they would say.
It is a mystery how Michael
has been able to capture it all, but he
formed the group in 1987 and has been climbing heights of success unprecedented in Trinidad and Tobago history.
began dancing at age 7.
first choreography was at age 9 with the Indarpual Beharry Dance Group
earlier years, Salickram
performed special duet dances with the leading female dancers in the country including Baby Sandra and Baby Susan.
genius can be seen in the creation of unique dance costumes, and handmade jewelry that was just right to complement the outfit of his
Yet the person whom Michael admires for his
ingenious personality is Indarpaul Beharry.
is also the most intelligent persons I have ever come across," he
"I have also learnt a lot about the reality of life from Nigel (Salickram).