DAY EIGHT: September 13
A surprise visit to NAPA (National Academy for the Performing Arts) in Port of Spain this evening, alongside the Ministry of Culture's Movement and Dance Coordinator, Jamie Philbert! And she does it all which such style and grace!
Trinidad has a state-funded professional arts program (dance, music and theater) in a beautifully-designed state-of-the-art building in Port Of Spain. Who knew?! Did YOU know? I didn't. A gorgeous auditorium, I sat backstage during the rehearsal of a combined program of the National Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Steel Symphony Orchestra and chatted with a steel pan drummer (who is on salary). Yes, you heard me. Steel pan, strings and choir!
Jamie bought me tickets for Sunday. How excited am I?
I WILL DANCE ON THAT STAGE ONE DAY.
More to come...