November 15th : KaNu Dance Theater in association with JCAL presents “Malgré Tout”

KaNu ConcertCelebrating it’s third full company concert KaNu Dance Theater in association with JCAL at Jamaica Performing Arts Center presents “Malgré Tout.” As per tradition, KDT’s performance season is scheduled in conjunction with the celebration of the Battle of Vertières (Batay Vètyè). Malgré Tout; translates in French to despite all. This term appropriately encapsulates the essence of Batay Vètyè as well as Haiti’s triumphant journey over the past four years: despite it all Haiti is still standing. This season KDT will be premiering exciting collaborative work, created by artists from the New York Haitian community. In the first half of the show catch the premier of a new piece that discusses the contemporary feminist movement in Haiti, choreographed by company member Maxine Montilus in collaboration with Ludwine Joseph (celebrated Christian/Gospel singer; Brooklyn). Also see work by, Buyu Ambroise (international Jazz legend: NYC) and Danse Xpressions Dance Company (multi-genre dance company: Valley Stream, NY). The second half of the evening will feature the company’s signature work “Shadow of a Pearl” which beautifully tells the story of Haiti’s struggle from slavery to independence.

The Jamaica Performing Arts Center
November 15, 2014
153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, New York 11432
Admission $18 advance, $25 door (between 10/6-10/20 tix $15)
Doors open at 7pm, Show begins at 8pm
Purchase tickets by clicking here!

About KaNu Dance Theater

Since 2003 KaNu Dance Theater has performed at the Bronx Academy of Art, Manhattanville Collge, El Museo del Barrio, Hofstra University, Brooklyn Museum, Barnard College, Columbia University, St. Francis College, the NYC French Institute, Henry Street Settlement Theater, Long Island’s African-American Museum and the Brooklyn Library just to name a few. In 2009 the company collaborated with “Artists for Peace” creating a concert titled “An end to Poverty” to benefit “KIVA”. This became the catalyst for KDT’s involvement in several programs that encourage social change and awareness. In response to the January 12, 2010 earthquake that took place in Haiti, KaNu participated in a variety of concerts, fundraisers, festivals, memorials and conferences for aid in earthquake relief. The company was given the honor to perform at the Haitian Embassy in Washington, DC in celebration of “Washington DC’s Passport Day 2011, and 2012”. In June 2011 KaNu Dance Theater performed for Haiti’s president “Michele Martelly” and NBA player “Samuel Dalembert” to support “The Samuel Dalembert foundation” in Haiti. In the fall of 2011 KaNu Dance Theater performed their first full company concert titled “Shadow of a Pearl” to a sold out audience at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center.

About JCAL and Jamaica Performing Arts Center

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning is a multidisciplinary urban arts center located in the diverse community of Southeast Queens. More than 25,000 people of all ages and backgrounds participate in their wide array of education, performing arts, and visual arts programs annually.

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