Created by Hubert Essakow

As part of the Devils Festival

18 June - 2 July


A dramatic dance piece for four performers, inspired by the mystery and ritual of Haitian Carnival.

Kanaval is inspired by the photographs of Leah Gordon and the film The Devine Horsemen by Maya Deren filmed in 1941 in Haiti.  They both reveal worlds of intense ritual, tradition and mysticism. Carnival represents an opportunity for expression through bizarre, surreal and truly inventive transformations.

Benny Maslov
Benjamin Ord
Hannah Rudd
Fukiko Takase 

Creative Team
Composer and Projection: Charles Webber
Designer: Anda Winters


Kanaval will be performed on Tues 21, Thu 23, Mon 27, Wed 29 June and Fri 1 July with Swan Song.

Kanaval will be performed with all three other Devils Festival pieces on Sat 18 June, Sat 25 June and Sat 2 July.