Come together to witness Haitian contemporary dance and culture as Jean Appolon Expressions (JAE) shares its latest interpretation of the immigrant experience. The evening will include a live dance performance, live Haitian music, media from JAE’s 2017 Haiti summer Institute AND an opportunity for everyone to let loose on the dance floor with a DJ.
The mission of Jean Appolon Expressions is to celebrate and advance Haitian folkloric dance by showcasing wholistic educational programming, professional performances, and creating pathways to careers in dance for youth and adults in Haiti, Boston, and beyond. Based in Boston and directed by Jean Appolon, JAE’s Haitian contemporary dance company combines Modern technique and Haitian folkloric dance, bringing a new artistic vernacular to its audiences. With its dynamic repertoire, JAE educates audiences about Haitian culture, traditions, history and current issues. The company has performed both at major venues such as Boston’s Paramount Center and Silver Spring Civic Building, and in city parks and community spaces in free performances accessible to the public. JAE also has performed at many schools and colleges, including American University, Harvard University, Lesley University and Wheaton College. JAE has been fortunate to share the stage with celebrities such as Danny Glover, Henry Louis Gates and Edwidge Danticat.