Dancehall and Carnival Costume Making with Pareesha Valentina!

RISE were lucky enough to have Pareesha Valentina come all the way down from Leeds to lead a workshop in Carnival costume making! She took us through how to create devil horns, devil wings  and head pieces using gems, specialised wire and industrial glue!

We created some amazing pieces that we can't wait to were at St Pauls Carnival...but we don't want to give too much away!

 The young people tracing out their horns and crowns and Trainee Imogen making some ribbons!

The young people tracing out their horns and crowns and Trainee Imogen making some ribbons!

 Making use of some industrial glue..!

Making use of some industrial glue..!

 Getting our sewing machine on..!

Getting our sewing machine on..!

 Not only that, but she lead a Dancehall workshop for the whole company! We learnt fundamental dancehall moves and put them all together in a super fun routine. It was especially nice to see our Dancehall teacher Deanna Roberts absolutely smash the class and work it with Pareesha.

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