Carnival Messiah

This production was a re-interpretation of Handel's oratorio, Messiah, within the aesthetic traditions of Trinidad and Tobago. The story, told by a cast of over 100 including a chorus recruited from the people of Leeds, represented Christ's life, death and resurrection using drama, various Caribbean forms of music and dance, and masquerade. Additionally, the production explored the parallels between Roman Catholic religion, Orisha religion, originally practiced by Yoruba people, and Trinidad Carnival practice.


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Physical Description: 1 programme (TFRS114)