was cradled in creativity as daughter of Aruban author Nydia Ecury. She is a creative writer and translator, performing poet, story teller, international multilingual voice-artist, photographer, illustrator and graphic designer. Battling autism and an eye-muscle disability that impedes reading, she developed into a pragmatic autodidact, absorbing text by 'content-scanning" and creating her own structured tutoring. Her first poem was born at age four and she shares her passion of word through multilingual works and communication for commercial and social work groups. Caresse wrote and directed multidisciplinary plays like 'Sirena', 'Transparencia' Silence of Soul', 'Hende cu Hende', 'Formando Nos' and 'Volcan' and creates 'SoulPaintings'; visual-affirmation-portraits to help unleash creative powers of her subjects. She attributes her love of freedom to her Haitian descent and derives her inspiration from the Divine to which she attributes her creative talents. While not adhering to religion, she wrote her favorite poem 'Obada' dedicated to God, later the song 'Scochi' on her first CD. Caresse was commissioned to present her poetry volume 'Chang'é' as national gift to retiring Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mr. Balkenende and founded United Artists of Aruba and United Artists of Curacao as publisher and marketing support to fellow artists.(WN2010)
Archive available for: Caresse Isings
With: Caresse Isings, David Van Reybrouck, Dora Lauffer-Mathilda, Elisabeth Pope, Helon Habila, Jacques Thönissen, Jossy Tromp, Petina Gappah, Rodaan Al Galidi, Ryan Maduro, Sharon Rose, Victor Mathilda
An evening with writers, poets and musicians from Aruba, with four foreign guests from Writers Unlimited. Readings of prose, poetry, storytelling and music in a beautiful surrounding, the garden of the library of Aruba.
Crusa Lama - Papiamento for Crossing the Seas - brings a programme with foreign and Aruban authors and musicians. Belinda de Veer, Luciano Milliard en Caresse Isings - all from Aruba - perform together with the authors who have come to Aruba on behalf of Winternachten international literature festival The Hauge: Bernice Chauly (Malaysia), Bas Heijne (Netherlands), Yasmine Allas (Netherlands/Somalia) and Iman Humaydan (Lebanon). The programme consists of readings by the authors, a conversation with the writers on the theme 'A Sense of Belonging', and musical perormances by Le Groove, with singer Anthony Gario. The programme has been made by the Bibliotéca Nacional (National Library) of Aruba.
The authors also perform for students, on Monday 19 April, at the Colegio EPI. Here they will read from their work, and have a discussion with the students, moderated by Victor Mathilda and Pancho Geerman.
The programme starts at 7 p.m. on Sunday 18 April. Admission AFL 5,-. Adress: Hardin Arubiana/Caribiana, Bachstraat # 5, Oranjestad. Information at 00 297 582 1580 or 582 6924, www.bibliotecanacional.aw