COCO Dance hits classrooms across Trinidad

The classroom is about to loud and fun for over 100 primary school students and their teachers with the arrival of a touring ensemble of dance and movement practitioners from Texas State University. The ensemble will visit Trinidad as part of COCO Dance Festival’s COCO in the Community programme from October 19 – 24. The visitors…

Review: Lavine Steals in Dan the Travelling Man

“Dan is a man who cya hold he hand when it comes to woman,” is how Philomena Alexis Baptiste, as the play’s narrator, describes the titular character in Christine Johnson’s Dan the Travelling Man (a Baggasse Company production). I saw the play for the first time during its encore run at Central Bank on Saturday…

Cast Confusion at KHONA Finale [Exclusive]

The soaring chorus of the celebratory final act of KHONA The Musical turned swiftly to angry chants of protest backstage at the Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) Auditorium of the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA). On Friday 29th September, immediately following the curtain call of the final show, furious cast members of one of the…

AIDA the Musical Postponed

AIDA, the highly anticipated musical from Presentation College Mixed Choir has been postponed. Originally intended to run at the Naparima Bowl from October 4th – 8th, this schedule adjustment became necessary as a result of the Bowl undergoing major maintenance and repairs, and being unable to facilitate events in its main theatre until further notice.…

Film Review: Moko Jumbie (2017)

‘Moko Jumbie’ dabbles in powerful spiritual themes, boldly confronts class and ethnic stereotypes and seduces with beautiful visuals of Trinidad. The film reaches ambitiously toward fusing our folkloric heritage into a relatable, supernatural love story, which is admirable. The performances are solid and the trip is eventful and fun to watch. However, the film seems to get lost along the way, hampered by too many plot holes and an unfocused approach to tone and intent. One might also consider the title of this film as mysterious as its ending.

Heroes &Vill-ians – a NEW Mini Musical, opens at SAPA

Heroes &Vill-ians; a play by 19-year-old Ifayomi Aluko, is the latest production from the San Fernando based Artspire Production Company. The Company’s co-founder and Heroes & Vill-ians artistic director; Keegan Miguel, said Aluko’s play was originally written as part of his requirement for CAPE Theatre Arts. Miguel said the piece had such an overwhelming response…

Trinidad Theatre Workshop

Registration Open for Trinidad Theatre Workshop’s NEW term

Trinidad Theatre Workshop’s (TTW) School for the Arts is currently registering students for its final round of workshops for 2017. These workshops include 12-week acting classes for children, teens and new actors, and a 10-week course in How to Read and Write Poetry. In the theatre and actors workshops, participants will learn about improvisation, playback…