Cultural Exchange with HaitiDansCo / Dance To Save Lives
We are creating a cultural exchange with Dance to Save Lives \ Haiti DanceCo and Djaspora Productions and Links Hall. The ultimate goal is to connect dance artist from Jacmel with dance artist in Chicago and New Orleans in creation and workshop.
Dance to Save Lives | HaitiDansCo train the youth of Jacmel, in Haitian folkloric and modern dance forms. These accessible activities and services are provided daily for free in the city of Jacmel, Haiti. The students are immersed into the world of dance, allowing them to learn what it takes to be a professional performing artist, choreographer and/or dance Instructor.
This exchange is supported by National Performance Network Performing Americas Creative Exchange Mobility Grant
An Additional Cultural Exchange Program will take place July 2018 between Dance to Save Lives and Silhouette Dance a mother daughter community dance group based in New Orleans .
Join Dance To Save Lives Founder and Artistic Director Dieufel Lamisere in a calming and inviting atmosphere of fun, play, learning and togetherness in the spirit of Haitian culture and dance. Dance, learn and celebrate culture alongside the Dance to Save Lives troupe members. Enjoy an excursion immersed in the community, music and culture that is Jacmel, Haiti Dieufel Lamisere has brought together an experienced and highly talented staff and Haitian instructors to satisfy everyone from the beginning - beginner to advanced-level dance participant.
Annual Retreat December and July
Photos by Sephora Monteau (Based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti)