C 0 UVADE
Inspired by a Wilson Harris Story
The purpose of COTVADE was to
hand on the legacy of the tribe...
to every newborn child. All ancestors
were involved in this dream...the
dream of COUVJADE.
(Wilson Harris: Note in The
Sleepers of Roraima p. 13. Faber and
Choreo izrr.r her
CLAIRMOUTE TAITT *
KEN CORSBIE *
Authentic Carib Indian Themes
Sonic Art and
Music Played by
- Beneka Grant
S Terry Hall
- Paul Archer
- Colin Carto
.- Roy Best
- Ron Snvory
- Maurice Pierce
- Hazel Williams
- Daphne Rogers
Lucille Ca pbell
- Robert Narain
- Tiarry Whittacker
- Members of the
PAT AND NURSE
- Carl ITNui-Yen
- Rahann Karim
or Mignon Lowe
-. Anthony Stewart
- Ken Corsbie
- Cedric Duncan
- Allan Cooper or
- Peter Bradford or
- Ulita Anthony
,.,there is and must be an inherent
device of consciousness which looks
beyond the fortress of self-created
things towards a paradoxical womb
through which we are being cautioned
that a fantastic originality exists
as the omen of unity.
(Wilson Harris 'The Phenomenal
Lionel, a tormented artist/teacher
stru- rlcs in a complex world of ma.rny
cultures to identify himself, he feeools the
blood and rhythms of his entire past, and
refuses to reject any part of them.
He sees the Caribbeorn man as a unique
composite of many races, religions, cul-
tures; and tries to express his idea of
racial and cultural unit:' in his paint-
ing: only to find that he has unlc-.hcd'
a series of terrifying events.
Fe has a recurring nightmare in
which strange figures and demons nnapc.r
his mind begins to crack under the
strain. Pisz friends and even his wife
cannot understand his obsession and
ur-gency as he slowly drive himself more
and more to rint the I*ern.
As Lionel becomes more and more
withdr:run, we begin to realize that the
baby which his iife is expecting is the
real hope for the future. the hope of
a new beinnint; a ne, w unified "uySnna.
ACi'J 'WLEDGI!EIi TS
Staff of the Theatre Guild Ltd.
Wn. Foex-.rty Ltd. for loan of furniture
Guyana Broadcasting Service
Mr. B3rnio Small, Director of the Police
Momebors of the Woodside Choir
Mr. Slade F ipkinson for permission to use
Lyrics of his "SPA.I.IllU- OF EELS"
And many many others.