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WCMA Summer Series Presents Kriyol Dance! Collective

Thu, August 4th, 2022
5:30 pm
- 7:30 pm

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Kriyol Dance! Collective (KDC) debuts a new, original work titled Rasin San Bout(“Endless Roots” in Haitian Creole) exploring ideas of immigration, migration politics, and acculturation as critical factors influencing the health of Caribbean immigrant communities, in particular Haitian immigrants.

Following the performance, join us at 6:30 p.m. for a reception on the WCMA Patio. Galleries will remain open until 8 p.m.

At the core of their work, KDC seeks to investigate the question: what does it mean to be well? Rasin San Bout poses this question of wellness in relation to the health of Caribbean immigrant communities, in particular Haitian immigrants whose status as “immigrant” remains endemic in global and U.S. political news, and whose sheer numbers make up what may be the bulk of the immigrant population in KDC’s rapidly gentrifying hometown of Flatbush, Brooklyn. Throughout this performance, themes of immigration, migration politics, displacement, mobility, acculturation, cultural identity, and solidarity emerge to shape an immersive dance journey.

Kriyol Dance! Collective (KDC) is a collective of artist-leaders working on one platform, to advocate for the unapologetic voices of Black arts through collaborative community organizing work and performance-based intervention. KDC uses art—dance, music, and spoken word—as a tool for commentary creating original work focused on the preservation of Black diasporic culture and Haitian culture. KDC exists as a platform to promote community collaboration and wellness.

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