Anaya Crouch Humanities
The Language of Trinidad and Tobago: Understanding Music and Dance as Archive
With her project, Anaya aims to create an animated archive of dance moves and cultural nuances of Trinidadian experiences. This region has not been explored through creative means, and Anaya wants to accurately portray a slice of a lived experience that has not yet been grappled with within mainstream media. The project will draw on the theoretical works of Professor Kenyatta Hinkle, Sreyashi Jhumki Basu, and Greg Niemeyer. While using her animations in order to partake in this research, she will travel to Trinidad and Tobago to humbly observe, participate in, and gather information based on the lived experiences of her grandparents, cousins and family members, as well as old friends in order to affirm the interpersonal connections she has with the land, the people, and the culture.