Makeda Thomas leads the 4th New Waves! Institute in Jacmel & Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Jul 17 2014 - Jul 31 2014


Jacmel & Port-au-Prince, International




Performing Arts

New Waves! 2014 gathers dance artists and scholars from all around the world in Haiti. This joint program and collaboration was created to invoke the Institute’s commitment to movement, dance and performance throughout the Caribbean. From July 17–31, 50 participants will engage intensive classes and workshops, build community and experience the unique cultural landscape of Haiti. Courses and workshops will be held in Jacmel and Port-au-Prince.

In addition to Jeanguy Saintus, Haitian contemporary dance artist, the internationally renowned faculty and guests will include Makeda Thomas (Trinidad & Tobago/Contemporary Dance), Christopher Walker (Jamaica/Caribbean Dance), Catherine Denecy (Guadeloupe/Performance), Dieufel Lamisere (Haiti/Folkloric Dance), Marvin George (Trinidad & Tobago/JOUVAY AYITI), and Dyane Harvey-Salaam (USA/Repertory). Claire Tancons (Guadeloupe/Performance Theory) is the 2014 Scholar-in-Residence.

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