The versatile and talented Brendon La Caille plays the lead role of the Amerindian warrior chief Hyarima in the 2011 performance of the play about this first hero of Trinidad and Tobago. The play, written and directed by Eintou Pearl Springer will be showcased as part of the celebrations for Amerindian Heritage Day at the Arima Park at 6pm on October 14th.
La Caille will be supported by well known actor, painter and costume designer Kevin McMayo and emerging playwright and director Shevaughn Ragbir. Both Brendon and Kevin have worked with Idakeda on previous productions; Brendon was last seen in his critically acclaimed role of Governor in ‘Freedom Morning Come', while Kevin has performed in other productions of Hyarima and has worked with Idakeda on community and youth productions.
Allan Balfour, dancer and choreographer with international experience as a dancer and teacher, returns as choreographer for the piece. He brings with him his usual strong cast of dancers headed by Deon Baptiste and Ian Baptiste who both have global experience on the stage, Ahyana Alexis, Nicholas Gordon, Tricia-Rae Boyce, Marielle Dos Santos and Makesi Algernon.
This year, the Chibale Drumming Ensemble comprising Ajani Healy, Shomari Healy, Kayode Charles and Ire Charles will provide the music for the entire show. The group has a growing repertoire which includes performing at the New York Labour Day celebrations and they recently gave a command performance for the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago at the Grand Opening of this years' Emancipation Village.
Veteran sound technician Victor Donowa will lend his brand of magic to the production, while Attillah Springer of the Idakeda team will bring her Stage Management training to the successful staging of this important piece of work.
We at Idakeda wish to sincerely thank the Ministry of Culture and the National Museum for their support of our work, and the performers who continue to give so generously of their time and talent.
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