Carnaval! at UCLA. But the timing is, what? You’re supposed to have Carnaval just before Lent. You’re not supposed to have Carnaval during Lent.
’06 UCLA Carnaval
See that woman in pink. She is the leader of a 4th grade class, maybe their teacher, and she stole my heart. She had those self-conscience little kids doing a routine that was 5 or 6 eight count rumba moves, not easy stuff. She had so much oooomph, it was like she willed them into it.
You can also see the stilt walkers behind them.
We’re still at the line-up here and these guys were hopelessly learning their routine. They’ve got these amazingly elaborate costumes but were clueless about what to do. It was actually embarrassing when they had their turn in front of the judges. Many groups were totally lame in that home-made way but for these guys everyone’s expectations were so high because of the costumes that watching them was a real groaner.
This is a part of the Fowler Museum where they had an extensive display of photographs and full-sized models of Carnaval characters. I might never have been here before. It’s very nice!
On Thursdays at 6pm at the Fowler on campus they have free shows from the art, music, and dance departments and I hope to go a time or four this summer.