August 5, 2012
Ananya Dance Theatre at New Waves! in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
The New Waves! Commissioning Project of the Dance & Performance Institute presented Ananya Dance Theatre’s production of “Moreechika: Season of Mirage” for two performances at the National Academy for Performing Arts, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, July 22-August 1, 2012.
Founded in 2010, the Dance & Performance Institute is an international community of dance and performance artists, a forum for exchange, and series of programs on contemporary dance and performance based in Trinidad & Tobago. The Institute spearheads the Artist in Residence program, the Carnival Performance Institute, and New Waves! Institute.
The Institute is directed and curated by Makeda Thomas. As a dancer, Thomas performed internationally in the companies of Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, URBAN BUSH WOMEN, and Rennie Harris/ Puremovement. She began her study in Brooklyn, New York with Michael Goring and Eleo Pomare, continuing on scholarship at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, The Paul Taylor School and Hofstra University where she earned a B.A. in Dance and English. She holds an MFA in Dance from Hollins University. Thomas continues to create and perform internationally, while living in New York City & Port of Spain.