Selebrasyon! 2018 & the Cultural Kaleidoscope Festival

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During Selebrasyon! 2018, Haiti Cultural Exchange will be participating in the Hudson Guild’s Cultural Kaleidoscope Festival taking place from June 1st to June 20th in the heart of Chelsea.

The goal of the festival is to widen the vision for the Guild’s arts programs and locate new and passionate sources of creativity. Through the exchange between new audiences and performers of a wide variety of cultural expressions, the festival will celebrate the rich and diverse heritages of the many individuals and families who are part of the Hudson Guild community.

Through a collaboration with Sans Limites Dance, HCX will present six dance concerts that feature choreographic works exploring themes of immigration and diasporic experiences. Each of these performances will feature one choreographer of Haitian descent, along with additional companies representing cultures from around the globe.  Featured groups include Dance Caribbean Collective, Kriyol Dance! Collective, and Renegade Performance Group. A seventh dance performance will be an evening-length work by Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin, a Haiti-based dance group that brings the richness of cultural expression and dances in Haiti to the world.

HCX is also partnering with the Caribbean Film Academy to present five film screenings that present diverse narratives and unique cinematic perspectives from Haiti and additional Caribbean nations. HCX will facilitate discussions around themes and topics explored at each screening and provide opportunities for audience members to share their points of view. The Hudson Guild is providing the theater-space at no cost and will be supplementing this work with outreach efforts within the local community. 

To find our more visit haiticulturalx.org/selebrasyon or visit our Facebook events here.

Renegade Performance Group Promo. Dance Caribbean Collective Promo. Kriyol Dance Collective Promo. JRD Promo. (1)

About the author:

Veroneque Ignace is a Brooklyn-based Haitian American community arts advocate and public health practitioner. She is the creator of Kriyol Dance! Collective and centers her work on community and individual wellness. Veroneque is an alum of Suny Downstate Medical Center: School of Public Health.

For more of her work: www.veronequeignace.com | instagram.com/_kriyoldance_

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