Limyè pou Ayiti...Lavi Kontinye! [Light for Haiti... Life Continues!]
Limyè pou Ayiti...Lavi Kontinye! is Rara Tou Limen's choreo-prayer and artistic offering to Haiti. Nineteen months later, the media's attention has shifted to other topics, while Haiti remains deeply wounded. Life has moved on for some, but for Haitian people, life will never be the same. We must continue to shed light on Haiti and remind our audiences through artistic expression, that Haiti still needs us!
The motivation behind this project stems from Rara Tou Limen's Artistic & Musical Director's personal and professional relationships with Haiti's artistic community, whom were severely affected by the earthquake.
Special Guests - Direct from Haiti!
Jeanguy Saintus - Artistic Director, Ayikodans
Linda Francois - Principle Dancer, Ayikodans
Visionary choreographer, dancer and educator, Jeanguy Saintus expresses the rich fusion of Caribbean culture and the contemporary life of his country through the body. His studies include: Traditional Haitian dance, Classical, Modern, Contemporary Technique, Anthropology and Sociology. Mr. Saintus is the artistic director of Ayikodans, the premiere professional dance company of Haiti, since being established in 1987. Vodou religious culture, folk performance, free improvisation, and varied African, indigenous Indian and French influences can be found in his work. He has enabled the emergence of a new, contemporary Haitian aesthetic that, while rooted in tradition, reflects a modern Caribbean culture and creativity that would surprise many who associate the country with disaster, poverty and helplessness. Mr. Saintus is celebrated for his exciting contemporary work that connects the spiritual and the physical and honors the human body, while expanding the possibilities of the dance medium and fostering young talent, and for inspiring pride in the strength, beauty and richness of Haitian identity.
Rara Tou Limen stands in solidarity with these artists by continuing to showcase the best of folkloric dance and music, which carries in it the stories, struggles, and spirit of the first free Black Republic in the world. Keeping the dance and musical traditions of Haiti alive is crucial to sustaining strength and solidarity with the people of the country. Rara Tou Limen continues to uplift a country whose culture has sustained the Bay Area's artistic community and beyond!
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Laney College Theater (View)
900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA 94607
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