JEAN APPOLON EXPRESSIONS at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Jean Appolon Expressions
Friday, May 13 2022 8:00PM EDT
Saturday, May 14 2022 8:00PM EDT
25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston
$40, $36 Global Arts Live members
Reserved seating

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Cambridge-based contemporary dance company Jean Appolon Expressions (JAE) explores themes that are vital to Haitian and immigrant experiences. Weaving modern technique with Haitian folkloric dance, JAE sparks healing for dancers and audiences alike. The company will perform the world premiere of Traka (“Troubles'' in Haitian Kreyòl). Traka incorporates powerful reflections on injustice and trauma to explore how dance, culture, and community are pathways to healing. Renowned Haitian composer, turntablist, and Afrofuturist Val Jeanty will perform live during the event.

Stay for a free post-performance talk back with the artists immediately following the Friday, May 13 performance.

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Audience members must be fully vaccinated to attend performances in the ICA’s Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater. Proof of vaccination will be required and can be provided by showing a physical vaccination card, photos of vaccination card or through an approved app. Face coverings are required for all patrons while inside the ICA. 

In case you missed it--watch the panel discussion featuring Jean Appolon, director of MIT-Haiti Initiative Dr. Michel DeGraff, University of Miami professor Dr. Guerda Nicolas and Nadia Milad Issa, JAE dancer and Cultural Strategist.

NEFA black logo  Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

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