In ever loving memory of Lincoln Fleary Allert
“Lincoln is part of the beating heart of IRIE! dance theatre. He joined the company in 1996 as a performer. He toured and choreographed for the company and was an intrinsic part of the education and community outreach programme and lectured in Caribbean folk dance on our Degree course.
He was family for over 22 years and we cannot imagine not ever being in his physical presence again. To us Lincoln was kind, thoughtful, warm, talented, firm, nurturing, compassionate, funny and the best person to have a gossip with and your go-to person when you needed order and calm.
Aside from his love of dance and music, Lincoln was a lover of books, particularly books about African and Caribbean history and culture. One of his many favourite authors was Maya Angelou.
This is one of Maya Angelou’s famous sayings, which speaks to Lincoln’s spirit. She said”.
“I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.
I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”.
And that was Lincoln.
‘We danced Kumina for you’.
Peace, Light, Love and Laughter, until we are able to hold hands and hug again.
Lincoln Fleary Allert
26th May 1973 - 4th November 2019
Beverley Glean CEO & Artistic Director.