Folklore Stories Brought to Life

The spectacular costumes, interactive animated characters, and innovative staging of the Wire Bend Folklore Theatre returns to the Naparima Bowl this month, with ‘The Boy & His Dog and Other Stories’. In a recent press release, playwright and director – Rubadiri Victor, tells The Trinidad and Tobago Performing Arts Network about his inspirations for this upcoming production. “My…

Kieron Sargeant – Selling T&T Dancers to the World

Dancer and choreographer Kieron Sargeant was so troubled by the lack of paid opportunities for dancers in T&T outside of Best Village and Carnival that he opened an agency which places dancers in jobs around the world. The Kieron Sargeant Dance and Performing Arts Agency, which was opened in January 2016, has showcased T&T culture…

Secondary Schools’ Drama Festival 2016 Awards List

Tuesday 17th January 2017 marked the 48th Award Ceremony for the Secondary Schools Drama Association‘s Drama Festival. The Association, founded by James Lee Wah in 1965, has been at the forefront of promote drama and theatre in schools throughout Trinidad & Tobago for 51 years. Through Victor Edwards, who served as President from 1988 – 2006, the SSDA…

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Gregor Breedy – Saving Trinbagonian Folk Dances

Veteran choreographer Gregor Breedy has been dancing for 36 years and is well known for his work in Best Village. His PhD research in Carnival Studies at UTT involves codifying the steps used in the folk dances of T&T, as a contribution to the dance community. Breedy said folk is currently one of the hardest…

An Evening of Harmonies with Zuwena James

Aspiring singer/songwriter Zuwena James will be holding a second concert to raise funds to continue her education at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh, in 2017. “An Evening of Harmonies” will take place on January 13 at Garden Jewelz Foundation in Point Fortin from 6 to 8 pm. The featured guest artiste for An…

In Memoriam 2016

We Speak The Names of all our mentors, muses and colleagues who took their final curtain call in 2016. Dr. Jit Samaroo – Musician / Composer (1950 – 2016) Claudia Applewhaite – Choreographer (1953 – 2016) Joey Lewis – Musician (1937 – 2016) Asami Nagakiya – Musician (1985 – 2016) Derek “CG” Silman – Radio Announcer (1967…