Gorillas


Animal

In Brief: Gorilla masqueraders wear full body, long fur gorilla suits in a variety of colors, including a full facial mask.  In modern performance, this mask is often accompanied by an uptempo, “power soca” music.  Gorillas often quote movement that could be considered human, ape, or a mixture of the two.  Their interaction with bystanders often includes gentler direct contact followed by erratic gymnastic movements, climbing, “chipping”, and any form of bacchanal with their gorilla ensemble.  This mas is generally played in highly social groups.

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Costuming: A gorilla suit is worn.

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Movement:  Rolling, climbing, dancing, and audience interaction. Gorillas are not unlike the Devil Mas in their ability to intimidate. Generally, the Mas is played in a wild but genial fashion- instead of actively intimidating the audience for money, there is a greater effort to amuse or even ignore by climbing buildings, cars, etc.

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