Tobago’s London Celebration: 50 Years of Independence

Carnival Dancer at Celebration of Tobago's Independence in London

Part of tonight’s celebration of Independence was a lesson in Carnival dancing, in preparation for Notting Hill Carnival this weekend. These two ladies were our teachers. The second portrait shows the dancer resting – those headdresses are quite heavy.

Dancer resting without headdress at Tobago's celebration of 50 years of independence in London

I’ve been invited to join their float at the Notting Hill Carnival on Monday too! Watch this space for more!

Other posts on dance from Trinidad and Tobago are here and here.