Ayikodans is coming!
Dear Ayikodans and Arsht Center supporters:
For the first time since its new studio opened in Haiti, Ayikodans will be appearing at the Arsht Center next weekend, Dec. 20-22, in four performances that will feature the world premiere of a new work by Artistic Director Jeanguy Saintus called “Tribulations.” This new work was conceived, created and rehearsed in the dance company’s new space in Haiti, built with your support. We urge you to celebrate this remarkable achievement by attending one of the performances next week – and by encouraging others to do the same. Tickets are available on the Center’s website or via our Box Office, 305-949-6722.
Ayikodans is stronger than ever – and we want the world to know! This talented dance company has sold out its past three seasons at the Arsht Center and we need your help to keep this amazing record going.
Please forward the information below to your friends, family members and colleagues to help us spread the good word about Ayikodans’ triumphant return to Miami, and to continue your inspirational support of these dancers.
We hope you can join us next week for what promises to be the company’s strongest appearance ever, with presenting support from the Green Family Foundation!
President & Chief Executive Officer
Adrienne Arsht Center
for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132
Ayikodans Master Class
Haitian Folk Dance Master Class
Peacock Foundation Studio
Ages 16 and up – Intermediate level and above
Come dressed to move with bare feet
FREE with reservation required
To reserve a space please call 786.468.2270
Ayikodans returns to the Arsht Center with its signature blend of Haitian-Contemporary technique that fuses folk, improvisation, voodoo religious culture, along with African, indigenous Indian and French influences. This ninety minute master class with live music, led by Founder and Artistic Director Jeanguy Saintus will focus on the fusion of contemporary technique with traditional Haitian dance.
23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and of its Abolition
The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is intended to inscribe the tragedy of the slave trade in the memory of all peoples. In accordance with the goals of the intercultural project "The Slave Route", it should offer an opportunity for collective consideration of the historic causes, the methods and the consequences of this tragedy, and for an analysis of the interactions to which it has given rise between Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean.
The Director-General of UNESCO invites the Ministers of Culture of all Member States to organize events every year on that date, involving the entire population of their country and in particular young people, educators, artists and intellectuals.
19 August: World Humanitarian Day
“Every year on August 19th we mark World Humanitarian Day in honour of aid workers, who have lost their lives in the line of duty. We commemorate their sacrifice and reaffirm our commitment to the lifesaving work that humanitarians carry out around the world every day, often in difficult and dangerous circumstances, where others cannot or do not want to go. This year our World Humanitarian Day campaign is calling on people to answer a question: ‘What do you think the world needs more of?’”
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