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The Dying Swan – Ras Nijinsky in Drag as Pavlova

The Dying Swan – Ras Nijinsky in Drag as Pavlova

After ten years, internationally acclaimed mas artist, Peter Minshall, reinterprets Mikhail Fokine’s classic ballet The Dying Swan for a ‘Moko Jumbie’ (a stilt dancer) in drag. This film chronicles the assemblage and performance of this mas at the King of Carnival competition in February 2016.


The Dying Swan – Ras Nijinsky in Drag as Pavlova


Christopher Laird

Year of Release:



Trinidad and Tobago



Type / Genre:

Documentary Short


10 minutes




Thu 22 Sept, 3.30pm, MovieTowne POS Screen 8, Q+A
Sat 24 Sept, 3.30pm, MovieTowne Tobago
Tue 27 Sept, 8.30pm, MovieTowne Tobago

T+T Premiere

About the Director(s):

Christopher Laird

Christopher Laird

Christopher Laird has produced over 300 documentaries, dramas and other video productions with Banyan Limited, garnering a score of national, regional and international awards. In 2003 he founded, with Errol Fabien, the region’s first all Caribbean free to air television station, Gayelle. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of the West Indies and was also the Chairman of the Board of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Company between 2011 and 2014.

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