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Afro-Haitian Dance Workshop with Jean-Sebastian Duvilaire
May 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join current Adaptations Resident Jean-Sebastien Duvilaire for two Afro-Haitian dance workshops, Thursday May 24 and Thursday May 31, 6:30-8pm at Tekrema Center for Art and Culture, 1616 Caffin Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117. Classes are open to all by donation.
Jean-Sebastien Duvilaire (BabaSeb) is a young Hougan and Haitian Artist who strongly believes in the use of the performing arts to trigger social change. He has trained in African and Afro-Haitian techniques, as well as in classical ballet, modern, and contemporary dance. Jean-Sebastien has worked with many artists internationally, and travels to teach, choreograph, and collaborate with artists throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, and West Africa. He is the founder of the AfrikAyiti Project, and always wishes to promote Africa together with Haiti in sharing his culture where ever he teaches or performs. He recently moved to Boston, where he has been performing with JAE/Jean Appolon Expressions. Outside of JAE, Jean-Sebastien continues to teach and choreograph, pursue study of Vodou, and runs a small cacao processing company in Haiti called Tahomey. His commitment to cultural sustainability is mirrored in his work with Tahomey, which employs and networks small-scale cacao farmers in rural Haiti.