‘Kambule', the Eintou Springer play which documents the 1881 Port of Spain riots that saved the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, opened on the New York stage on September 5th at the Labour Day Dimanche Gras show. The very successful and well received presentation was made possible through the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism, the Ministry of Tourism, the Tourism Development Company and Caribbean Airlines.
The production in New York took on a life of its own. The cast, apart from the playwright and director Eintou Pearl Springer and the Chantwell/Bois Man Kenneth Alexis, was entirely New York based.
The Pierrot was played by Vaughn Suban, with supporting narration by Yolanda Lezama-Clark. Michael Manswell served as Choreographer, with special choreography of the Dame Lorraine Ball by Sade Small.
Two New York based dance companies collaborated to form the supporting cast members, ‘Something Positive' headed by Artistic Director Michael Manswell and the ‘Omalay Dance Theatre' led by Artistic Director, Valerie McLeod-Katz.
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