2008 will be a busy year for Idakeda as we celebrate ten years of Changing Communities through Culture.
In January, we are back on the road with 'Baby Doll meets Midnight Robber', as we continue to use the play to help teens understand the important of right choices and help them face the facts about HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy and other issues which they face.
As a result of the wonderful team work and camaraderie from our experience with 'Sesa Woruban', the Christopher Sheppard Ensemble will now meet regularly to rehearse and perform using the dancers from the show. In fact the ensemble has already performed in public, at a charity event for a dancer whose hip was broken in a serious accident. The pieces "Spirit Child' and 'Strange Fruit' from 'Sesa Woruban were very well received.
In August, Eintou will present a paper on Carnival and Spirituality at the 2008 Toronto conference during the Caribana celebrations in Canada entitled "Carnival – A People's Art and Taking Back the Streets'.
Later in the year Idakeda will mount another production as part of our celebrations – given our vast array of choices, we are still deciding on which one!
And of course, our event management activities will continue, as we coordinate our usual artistic and community based events.
From our ever growing family we warmly extend Christmas wishes to everyone who has supported us and believed in us over the years. It is because of you that we continue to be challenged and inspired.
Look forward to you being with us in 2008!