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ARA ORUN KINKIN - MASQUERADES - MYTHOLOGY WORKSHOP
This workshop is to introduce the community of Austin to Ara Orun Kinkin’s project through workshop which will be inspire by the costumes/ mask and symbols so participants can tell their own stories by using common materials to create masks.
“My current research is focused on the cloth of the masquerades of the Egungun Festival in Bahia, Brazil and parts of West Africa. I delve into the symbols and traditions of the costumes and masks, the trans-Atlantic connection between Brazilian and West African traditions, as well as how these traditions of costume and dance can be used to speak to current conflicts in the world.
The Bahia have a close connection to the Yoruba people of Nigeria through the slave trade and they still keep theView more
500 W 2nd St, Austin,, Austin, TX 78701