For all you patrons of the arts out there who happen to be in Kingston – or who will happen to be in Kingston in November – arabesK Dance Collective will be hosting their season on Sunday, November 17 at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (UWI, Mona) at 6PM.
It is aptly titled Bricolage (from the French le bricolage) which means:
Bricolage (n): the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available, or a work created by such a process
It’s like nothing I’ve ever done before. Kyisha Patterson (artistic director) is a brilliantly inventive choreographer, and she constantly pushes her dancers beyond our boundaries. The result is a collection of choreographic works of unparalleled spirit and touching emotion.
I know November is the month of dance seasons, but all the other shows cost more. Really, you’d be saving a fortune just coming to see us dance. Because of course you were already planning to support the Arts. Weren’t you?
If you weren’t, come anyway.
In the same breath as the post about the UTECH Beating, a friend of mine has decided to retaliate against the chronic injustices in our society through the NOH8 campaign.
The NOH8 Campaign is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest.
(for more information on that, click here)
NOH8 is a photographic silent protest featuring subjects with duct tape over their mouths and the NOH8 logo painted on one cheek. My friend’s photo shoot was surprisingly well-supported (surprising for me, at least), especially since it came on the heels on the UTECH student abuse video/debacle. In her own words, M had
decided to finally do more than just talk about Jamaica’s intolerance for human differences.
So she did.
She put her (kickass) photography skills to use in this protest against bigotry in a country that wears its intolerance like a badge of honour. The stills below are outtakes from the photoshoot session she hosted last weekend, and there’s another one coming up.
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Last week we had the ‘hard exams’ – Clinical Haematology and the second part of the Urogenital System. This week we have the ‘easy ones’ – Human Nutrition and Understanding Research.
With subjects that are less clinically oriented, and which place less emphasis on memorizing anatomy or physiological values, we tend to slack off and ascribe them much less weight. But in medical school, all exams are challenging in their own right, despite the subject matter. This is because the lecturers are out to get us.
But my classmates continue to be awesome because they always manage to find the humour in every situation, no matter how statistically insignificant it may appear. Here are some of the memes we have come up with when late night studying has addled our brains.
I should probably expect more as our semester advances. I love my classmates
Ambivalence is not an option [SPOILERS AHOY]
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The person that I am
Global leadership excellence
at the vanguard of LBTQI+ advocacy to unite the Caribbean
Your Guide to Jamaica & Beyond
Caribbean Woman, Paediatric Surgeon, Lover of Life