Iconic carnival designer Peter Minshall has come back, after a decade of hiatus, to present a magnificent show, inspired by Russian ballet the ‘Dying Swan’ and the West African figure “Moko Jumbie”.

The masquerade entitled: The Dying Swan: Ras Nijinsky in drag as Pavlova was a graceful and elegant show, of the larger than life “drag ballerina” dancing on Camille Saint-Saëns’ original classical piece “Le Cygne”.

The show was presented at the King’s Parade Finale, for Trinidad and Tobago, on February 2nd 2016.

The Dying Swan- Ras Nijinsky in drag as Pavlova at the Kings P…The Dying Swan- Ras Nijinsky in drag as Pavlova

 

Further reading
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday – Minshall returns, with ‘The Dying Swan
Caribbeans IconsPeter Minshall – Mas Innovator
the PARIS REVIEW – The Death of The Dying Swan

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