Final Performance and Community Celebration: August 6th
For the last four summers, Izizwe Dance Studio has collaborated with Jean Appolon Expressions, to offer a free summer dance institute based in Lawrence Massachusetts. The 2022 program focuses on the theme of Kiltirèl Conexiones (Cultural Connections in Haitian Creole and Spanish), highlighting the similarities and cross-cultural connections between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, with dance as the main point of harmony.
JAE and Izizwe Dance Studio understand now more than ever that connection to culture, education, and art are vital in creating individual and community success. The program includes classes for dancers ages 5-18, that are centered around movement, identity and social justice. We are thrilled that this program will occur directly after JAE runs a similar program in the Dominican Republic, giving our students a chance to connect to kids from another country through dance.
Final performance and community celebration
Saturday August 6th
All Summer Dance Institute students and families will be invited to attend this free performance and community celebration outdoors in Lawrence, MA. There will be short performances by the dance students, and opportunities for everybody to get on their feet! This celebration aims to share, uplift and connect Haitian, Dominican and African dance traditions.
The Summer Dance Institute in Lawrence draws on the strengths of both JAE and Izizwe in order to offer the following:
Classes in Yoga, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Haitian, African and Latin dance techniques
Literacy-based arts activities and creative movement for ages 5-12
Choreography and cultural connections workshops for ages 13-18
Instruction and choreography by professional dancers