The Emancipation Support Committee of Trinidad and Tobago presents EWA AFRIKA -A Nubian Renaissance.
General $270 ($250 plus service charges)
Special Reserved $325 ($300 plus service charges)
The event will be a fashion showcase of over fifteen leading designers from Trinidad and Tobago interspliced with talent highlights styled together to create a theatrical evening of fashion, dance, drama and music.
Set in the Garden Theatre at Queen’s Hall with additional stage and set design installations, the production design will accommodate 300 to 500 patrons seated in arena style around a L -shaped runway extending beyond the actual Garden Theatre perimeter.
The show will be directed and production designed by Richard Young who promises a Two Act format with a Prelude and an Interlude, introducing and and intersecting, respectively, the full Presentation. There will also be a Pavillion which will house an extraordinary display of creative products and services within an exhibition configuration.
The Interlude will begin at 4 pm and will serve as a meet and greet pre-show event which will allow patrons to course through the exhibition space as well as be refreshed, with background Afro-influenced music, setting the atmosphere for the anticipated showcase.
The Presentation is crafted in storytelling mode with a master of ceremony acting as a Griot, of sorts, telling the Ewa Afrika experience, connecting all the creative arts to shape a spectacular that speaks to a Nubian Renaissance. The first act will be seventy five minutes long and the second Act will be forty five minutes long.
The Pavillion will house a wide cross section of creative entrepreneurs vending their innovative craft, just on the outskirts of the main theatre space designed for the Presentation.
‘Ewa Afrika, a nubian renaissance’ is a re-adaptation of the annual Emancipation Fashion Show, staged at a new venue to create a forward-thinking, dynamic and immersive experience. Queen’s Hall will service an enlightened appreciation of the African and Afro-Caribbean story told through the indigenous creative arts – visual arts, performing arts, graphic arts and fashion and beauty arts under the creative direction of Richard Young
The event will cast forty to fifty models, solo vocal performers, pas de deux, ensemble dance performance, drumming and music acts, spoken word soliloquy, storytelling and fashion collections to enact a stellar performance extravaganza