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Friday, December 13, 2013
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Caribbean InTransit hosts Arts Festival today
Rippling through the Bahamas, Jamaica, thence to Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean InTransit inaugural Arts Festival will conduct The Meeting Place for artists and scholars.
The Caribbean InTransit’s flagship event, Walking In D’Street begins at the National Museum and Art Gallery in Port-of-Spain today at 4 pm, and features an interactive performance by Keylemanjahro Moko Jumbies, dancers from Coco Dance Festival, students from This Is Me, Arts Insight, artist-in-residence at the Dance Performance Institute, Tamara Williams, and other local and visiting artists.
For the art lover, connoisseur and novice alike, Caribbean InTransit curates a critical platform for Caribbean culture, understanding the arts as an agent for social change.
A non-profit organisation run by a team of volunteers, Caribbean InTransit is concerned with cultivating a union between entrepreneurship and artistry while creating conversations that are important to the forward movement of the Caribbean and the diaspora.
Together with local communities, partners, public and private sponsors, The Meeting Place will present exhibitions and dance workshops in Port-of-Spain, engaging more than 40 local and foreign artists, a symposium at UWI, panel discussions, a concert and other activities.
All events are inspired by this year’s theme—Body, Institution, Memory—where scholars and artists explore the possibilities of remembering, refiguring and resituating the body, as past, present and future—and the construction of the body within networks and institutions.
Body, Institution, Memory works as a theoretical and practical vein of inquiry, allowing participants to think of contemporary art, itself, as an institution, or a set of practices, of institutional memories and how they affect a body politic.
Caribbean InTransit encourages the public to visit www.caribbeanintransit.com for festival details and register for a free newsletter to keep up to date with developments in Caribbean Arts, at home and abroad. Sponsors of this event include Atlantic LNG and the National Museum and Art Gallery of T&T.
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