The Supreme Exodus Performance - The Crown of Joy: From Masquerades to Cultural Resistance.
In collaboration with Minerva Art Academy - Hanze University of Applied Sciences.
Masquerades are used to transmit ancestral wisdom from generation to generation. Communal performances help promote social harmony by encouraging collaboration, rewarding individual accomplishments, and celebrating community achievements. Many masquerades continue today – within Diaspora communities.
An Oba's crown represents the highest level of authority vested in Yoruba rulers. Referred to as an ade, the crown is the foremost attribute of the ruler.
Costumes in collaboration with: Jurjen Galema, Mirthe van Wermeskerken, Paola Q. Rees, Els van Raaij, Kim Tuin, Pami Chemshirova, Sebastian Laverde, Antonia Oana, Annet Allers, Mandy La.
This project was made possible by the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund and Stichting Beringer Hazewinkel.