Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Dance will highlight Bajan art at CARIFESTA
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 Material Information
Title: Dance will highlight Bajan art at CARIFESTA
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Creator: Hunter, Oliver
Publisher: Sunday Graphic
Publication Date: 8/20/1972
 Subjects
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
Caribbean
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Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199752
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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Dance will highlight



B aan
by OLIVER BUNTER an
BARBADOS "Little
England" brings to Carifesta
touches of creole elements

blke the with g of Brat- is erag to C st when a shady of as

wae nd paintings of e pea o landd: l he cut a bearded burt aie and trbS
o the "ngartish through Looking hrouh a
htilhe oDance mpandy cap- O the dA ies, h~u EN H C TO h as Wme ans nfdrivin
rhythms of the islands Nacan give meaning. to the ENGLIS __nT M o t t r
tiona Dance Theatr4eCom s written of a Ii though in speed and


yock, "by hboyineadi, eating wDescen g etr ab l dd WtB iestyle the Baradan VOuni-



(lying fish, sea eggs and do noutAn stands out in the
i.ke the talking hof lath-t is cing tohe Crista wh a p b Caa t o dbeanv o h i te ad e ik,
usiik broge and lovtings of he speaks for Islands: sng P y many otha e West Indian
oodhagest ain of sand on Gods Tbhe rt n u proa pe .1e belebratnng hs



his precious island. In the warehouse a with s pm- a in that apeeal
Barbadian artists, this ver- Looking through a map dragged throu the tr


tilee Dance Company cap- Of the Arnt, you h g der, c e n the Ialaad th as a means of driving
flvrything fish, sea eggs and i do aot g eple.ee srt ar out in the
tousic-andike brogue and moving Of the more fortng atei. sro S. onen anddstured
the last grain of sand on Gods The rg found where as in dthe eoa oth er Weincredsi
his recg a single threand. IO the warehouse is as Cartibbean with 'o y, Chsase a ieln thato wci
Thm dance "Awakening" 'Draft' slon. war stv" th t
t turns to music what wa s the sugar he plnders It May been th sid that the o oin h i cs eel ta
as portrayed by this thoupe But ifw your eY oy thing that Ip not Bti ad spirit houses a an hayd
e a thing to be seen. ly SpliA er, when i pl sy a the isle it took hand th jubie st
It puts life into the cosmos A Ierv1ie rs I Ut e the white b in tand th in t
wand mr hey nly lt rle when they aded rin I g 3hn aol ks around Christ
In this dance "imagina- Ana n. gner be ore their BUt t pere trane t- Chto ch, scene ho te fisla
Tiol changes the scale of hope dries thbou th bat nations Century art badus CoL.

of nature, without dis- Looking through a map s ctre, ste and it de n e send d bed inre
turbing a single thread... J Of the islands, you see. that 1 coming to autdber of their inedblh
it turns to music What wasi That history teases Maybe th* s -oiPget force Way side a vault to wbl
I only stra tin, as bados the ui That when hope camee thrbngi thee no one had access, feel thai
.Versal liberation, suddenly Splinters, when the plaen: PyPfm and the fori it took hand in the jumbi
shared of having been so Of broken gasn le on the and. a ve ww of t at
lon g silent and useless, had In the sunlight, First came the white r- ca rd's astk leghen
buri into tears and laughter When oly lus rnle de ntired laGboure along The htastly atfar is s ea






choreographed by Rosemary Ex ithied. The is In fact, the slaves so ab. rich the prtesen day Bajan
it kis wn fson y nd in so. nht, when the orbd with whit prisoners trans- o ve put e whole
doiTg had became wise". IS not swe ut d that itin a ntuy o e sfpea
ad ace d t hou r arrival on lae t land s. Sn a frenzy and forced twh
by nigt. also portray e s e ten the utue that they d Aantc to buryd th
WProesy' a d predic- Louder than the sea'a There was quite a bit of coffin elsewhere
ion cofth anc ibdos Voice; then the rope gxin between these e- i Folk tales o eath n
Iag the aware. h Will never unrael l and the t e v laves.. who at like that
In the 'Hag" anl the eerie tjs knots, the branding carme alter frcm West Afr.ca Lord's Caste h hic)h.
nuances of the Old Higue -gnomy ota e B. hf.an i t hat gin with them their standsn today as a tahips
world comes to lfe in fren- teachles mauby, caels, W 1e rial of colonial tim and
ited dance movements, as Ils pain, ill nev b sheep and Guinea c theris e bugccaeers help to en-
choreographed by Rosemary j Etinsedl The iar r In fct, the slaves so b- rich the present day Bajan
Wilkinson. ilsw: sAorbed the English C ustomi and s l..l.r a.fe ail
The "Yaag" i a beautiful asaa, Beatersb drh that within a century of The folk still speak bo
and graceful woman by day ftlattned tne;r arrival on ,-.e _slanci Sam Lord, a buccaneer ,who
but a blood-sucking vapire fxtia,.wl remain rocs they had completely forgot- lived on the islands Wi
by night. n - skyblue fre ten the culture that they had Atlantic Coat and lured
In the dance, which Of the maP b rought from Africa..hence shjps to their death l n
felt to be one of the best :THE CASSAVAATER today in Barbados there is dangerous shoa near his
coming out of Barbados, the not muh drum ming heard Castle with the aid at a
Hag becomes aware of her To understand thh ,"-'in the little villages... drum-i lantern.
double personality for thei'gnosny 0s he B.r :ba.sn mne that si heard in Bra- When the ships ra
first time. culnr a lve ene, we must zilian w casndompaleted "Angl Monologues onbthey Aals P
tresace its evolutionary pro. l rd and -. do It as and thi oelays Ia
A BETRAYAL ces-. Comfa, Trinidad Shango Lord o Barbad saes t
SFirst were the A erawpc aird Jamaican Cu nina, and p sss o tle ar an
killed the few iloUrs wbo
Ihe "Yarlco" dance cap- po r cassava eaters', who the Cuben Yoruba and 0Conwio I e a ildr dath
tures images of the Arawaks Spaniards found on the Is- festival the tdr
who were first on the Is- land in the 1490s.
land. .. PLOT R-~EVEALED A BIT OF DRAMA
According to the 1gend, .. came to the hrt t the m rd s a ld
Inckle, the English ve island O yea later, these .t potiaur came Bar sam Lord is Bn a Wbnaol
turer is saved by Yarico, an u .genous peoples bad ,. b r~ Caribbean Com Augast ovm and Barbd-*
Aerindian princes. petely vanished leaving nbe- com to Carita
He professes his love for bind only their clay ut- Howe the 15 incdet bringing their ees'
1her but upon his return toi a. nd b urns. wv 1 den brgigter"
Barbados he is unable to mIn the island made many dances choreographed bY
withstand the opposition of It Is felt that there must fLed that the Babadianslave Virginia Seelaey Barbdds
social position Inkle for- h've been a drought during was t completed "Angli- Monologues by Abired Pft
sakes. Yar-co. who drowl_ the perdod, and since Baclr ied and docile It was gnell and the original Quay-
heself after the betray.al- bade has no big rivers the noalY felt. ers Quartet siing fol
The dance "Islands" is Indians were forced to 10"s- For then the slaves con- songs of Barbadf.
really the setting of four af: Rfemnaij o thee -Pe.le spirped to WId every white They will also br it a
Edward Brathwalte's poerS can be found at two of their person on the slan. t of dramaed WV W
to dance. dbd "- site@ near A 4 ticipate in the U lte al, Mt
Indeed only IbeLUeva, ehat's B ,y.
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