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2015 Carnival Studies Mas Colloquium - 'Mas Aesthetics: Exploring the Art of Mas'

  • CLL Auditiorium, University of the West Indies St. Augustine Trinidad and Tobago (map)

Mas Aesthetics: Exploring the Art of Mas 2015
This year the colloquim will feature
Panel 1: Dance as Mas 09:15am-010:15am
1. Ms Sonia Dumas -Performer, choreographer, writer and arts development consultant who lives and works in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She integrates filmmaking with her choreographic works and has written, directed and produced or co-produced six experimental dance film shorts to date. 
2. Mr Ralph Dyette - Regarded as the pre-eminent King Sailor dancer in Trinidad and Tobago.
3. Ms Candace Thompson- New York based dancer of Trinidadian Heritage. She currently teaches Soca dance classes at the Mark Morris Dance Institute in brooklyn and is the founding Director of dance Caribbean Collective. She comes with a strong background in performance and choreography and will share insights into her work as a professional dancer and as one of the innovators of the Soca Dance aesthetic. Candace is a valuable commentator on the relationship between dance and contemporary Mas.