Curtain closes on NIFCA Arts Camp 2014
The 2014 edition of the NIFCA Arts Camp came to a close yesterday with a showcase by the 55 children who took part in the four-week programme.
Permanent Secretary in the Minister of Culture Ruth Blackman said the performance was created by the campers under the guidance of specialist teachers with full consideration for the historical and social environment within which the folk characters emerged.
“The hosting of this year’s Summer Arts Camp also speaks to national identity and is embodied in the chose theme A Bajan Masquerade. This was developed out of the NCF’s commitment to ensure that knowledge of a lesser understood part of the Barbadian heritage: the traditional folk characters of Barbados, is passed on. Many of these characters have their own origin in our African ancestry and represent principles of life and living,” she told the appreciative crowd.
The camp focused on the disciplines of dancing, singing, drumming, visual arts, creative writing, acting and, for the first time, stilt walking.