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Performances Available

 The Red, Black & Moonlight Series, StoryofJanJak, Bwa Kayiman, Dance Workshops (See on touring season below)

 
Video Reels
 

Miami Live! RBM Video Reel

Ezili Dantò live in Miami with Sanba Yatande, Ti Rouj & Manno

Carnegie Hall

    Jazzoetry Vodun Performances zilibuttonRBM Video Reel
 
    zilibuttonRBM Jazzoetry CD audio clip of:
So Much Like Here (text)
 

Video excerpt of
Bwa Kayiman Ceremony

- A Vodun Theater Dance Show Celebrating the Gathering that started the Haitian Revolution

 
   
StoryofJanJak 

The StoryofJanjak: The Greatest Hero who ever Lived - Inspired by this Ezili Dantò text

 Workshops
    Haitian Dance & Drumming Workshops
Ezili's master Haitian dance class, teen and children classes (workshop descriptions)
 
    Ezili's West-African Haitian Dance Troupe clip:
1. School Performance Clip

2. Perf. Clip 2
 
    Complete "Art-with-the Ancestors'" Video Clips - Performances, Haitian Dance Workshops, the West-African Haitian Dance troupe school workshops,et al...
 
    Performance poetry-Clips of Ezili Dantò/Marguerite Laurent's Performance Poetry presentation, St. Martin Book Fair (Anba Dlo, Nan Ginen, So Much Like Here, RBM)
Forums  

The FreeHaitiMovement - On Jan 1, Oct. 17, Nov. 18, May 18, July 6 or Aug. 14 of each year, Ezili's HLLN sponsors events and E-forums celebrating Haitian culture and art as one of the richest culture in the Western Hemisphere and by promoting Haiti's revolutionary legacy.

The To-Tell-The-Truth-About-Haiti-Forums are on-going throughout the year (See Haiti Forum 2009).

Press Kit   Press Kit clippings St. Martin Press clippings
 
Photo Gallery
   
Ezili Dantò/Marguerite Laurent

 
Touring Season - Sept to April

Ezili Dantò's performances and Arts-With-the Ancestors Workshop programming season continues from September to April every year (with one seasonal Bwa Kayiman show each August). Our touring season begins in September with the Story of Janjak, leading into the Red, Black and Moonlight series, ending with the Bwa Kayiman show.

Ezili Dantò/Marguerite Laurent presents at Colleges, Universities and as special invited guest - on the current situation in Haiti, HLLN's work and the Art-with-Soul performance poetry pieces from RBM - Between Falling and Hitting the Ground. (See, Interview with Ezili Dantò on Haiti work and on Haiti's Riches.)

The To-Tell-The-Truth-About-Haiti-Forums and the FreeHaitiMovement events are on-going throughout the year (See Haiti Forum 2009). Join our Ezili Dantò mailing list to keep up-to-date with bookings, current events in Haiti, Ezili Dantò presentations, workshop times and locations. Write "Subscribe" to: Erzilidanto@yahoo.com

 
January 1   Special presentation are available for Jan 1st - Haiti's Independence Day and Nov 18 for Vertieres, The Greatest Battle ever fought
 
Sept/October Dessalines Is Rising
Celebrating the life, philosophy and legacy of Haiti's Liberator, Jean Jacques Dessalines with Ezili Dantò's "The Story of Janjak: The Greatest Hero who ever Lived
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(Locations and times for the October 17 shows are announced on our Ezili Dantò Listserve mailings.)
     
February   zilibuttonEzili Dantò artists at Kwaanza, Dr. Martin Luther King and Black History month celebrations and presentations throughout United States. (Not always available. Depends on demand at least six months-to-a-year before February of each year to assure Ezili's artists are available.)
 
August  

Bwa Kayiman Ceremony - A Vodun Theater Dance Show
Celebrating the Gathering that started the Haitian Revolution

zilibuttonBwa Kayiman Clip (Ezili Dantò with master drummer Frisner Augustin and Troupe Makandal)

Performances of The Bwa Kayiman Play with the Ezili Dantò artists to celebrate the Bicentennial of Haiti's Independence in New York City, NY - Exact venues to be announced

 
 
(For more performance info - See also Press Kit and Photo Gallery)
     
2004 to Jan 2010  
History of Selected Past bookings:
 
February 28, 2009   Ottawa University -The Ottawa Initiative on Haiti 2009 Presented by: AKASAN, Ottawa Haitian Students Club, Ottawa Haiti Solidarity Committee, SFUO Ottawa

With the support of Global Research (CRG), OPIRG – Carleton, No-War-Paix, ASCORCAN, Territorio Libre, Ottawa-Cuba Connections. See -Ottawa Photos
 
January 1, 2007   RBM Jazzoetry CD clip - RBM Jazzoety CD clip - Performance poet, Marguerite Laurent, performed this piece from the Red, Black and Moonlight monologues series and her RBM Jazzoetry CD, on January 1, 2007 at the New York Haitian Community's celebration of Dessalines' gift of freedom and independence from 4 to 7pm at the Bethany Baptist Church, 460 Marcus Garvey Blvd. Brooklyn, New York
June 14, 2006   Legal Matters
Attorneys Marguerite Laurent and Joan Channick discuss a range of issues facing artists today, from intellectual property to contractual relationships. ACES Educational Center for the Arts, Theatre Studio, 55 Audubon Street, 3rd Floor, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. To register contact The Arts Council of Greater New Haven at 203 772 2788 or email arts.council@cshore.com . Click here to see flyer.
     
June 2006

Marguerite Laurent at St. Martin Book Fair. Keynote speaker, readings and leading workshops on Haitians in the Diaspora, her writings and performance poetry. St Martin University, June 1-3, 2006. Click here to see flyer.
zilibuttonSt Martin PhotoGallery and Clips

May 18, 2006 Flag Day is International Solidarity With Haiti Day, sponsored by the FreeHaitiMovement.

Marguerite Laurent is the keynote speaker at City Tech University, speaking on "Remembering Our Roots - Making the Fiction of Haiti's Independence Real", sponsored by the Haitian Student Association of City Tech College, May 18, 2006 at 12pm to 5pm, Brooklyn, New York

(Atrium Amphitheater. Located on Atrium ground floor.)
May 2004    

Oakland, California

Haiti forum at Pro Arts Gallery , May 2, 2004. Click here to see flyer.
zilibuttonBlack is the Color of Liberty

 
 More Selected Past Performance History
January 2004

Ezilidanto's Arts-with-the-Anscestors
Programming continues Oct. 2003 - Apr. 2004

    Ezilidanto artists at Kwaanza celebrations and presentations throughout Northeastern United States.
    Ezili Dantò/Marguerite Laurent on tour with performance poetry piece the Red, Black & Moonlight Series
January 3, 2004 Carnegie Hall
Celebrating the Haitian Revolution's 200th Anniversary,

(Appearance sponsored by Mapou Productions)
January 15, 2004 Institute for Community Research, Hartford, CT
(Appearance sponsored by The Institute for Community Research and The Connecticut Haitian-American Organization.)
    Djedje Djedje-Gervais working with renowned modern dancer choreographer, Ralph Lemon, at Pittsburg, USA in preparation of third installment of Geography.
February
February 20, 2003
6pm to 9 pm
  Marguerite Laurent, Esq., featured speaker, for a benefit banquet sponsored by Klib Kreyol at Yale University, New Haven, CT, as part of Klib Kreyo's "Hidden Truths: Unveiling the Realities of Haiti Past & Present" conference in honor of Haiti's Bicentennial.
    Ezilidanto artists at Black History Month presentations throughout Northeastern United States.
    Marguerite Laurent on tour with performance poetry piece "Between Falling and Hitting the Ground"
    Djedje Djedje-Gervais working with renowned modern dancer choreographer, Ralph Lemon, at the "African Dance Cultural Center" in preparation of third installment of Geography.
    Ezilidanto artists at College and University presentations throughout Northeastern United States
March 2004
    Ezilidanto artists at College and University presentations throughout Northeastern United States
    Marguerite Laurent on tour with performance poetry piece "Between Falling and Hitting the Ground"
    Djedje Djedje-Gervais working with renowned modern dancer choreographer, Ralph Lemon, at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in preparation of third installment of Geography
April 2004
    Ezilidanto artists at cultural diversity presentations throughout Northeastern United States.
    Marguerite Laurent on tour with performance poetry piece "Between Falling and Hitting the Ground."
    Djedje Djedje-Gervais working with renowned modern dancer choreographer, Ralph Lemon, at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in preparation of third installment of Geography
May 2004
    Marguerite Laurent in residence at
Vermont Center Writing Studio
August 2004
    Performances of The Bwa Kayiman Play with the Ezili Dantò artists to celebrate the Bicentennial of Haiti's Independence in New York City, NY.
    TBA
September 2004
    Djedje-Gervais performing with Ralph Lemon et al, for World Premier of Come Home Charley Patton, Part 3 of the Geography Trilogy at Krannert Center - September 21-23 at 7:30pm
     
On-Going Classes - To be announced (TBA)
Ivory Coast Artists, Djedje, Goulei & Dadie and our guest Haitian artists are also available for private lessons.
Performance History (See Press Kit and Photo Gallery)
NACA performance history
 
 
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