Kriyol Dance! and Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) present Lavi Miyò on June 21 and 22, 2018, with a visual art exhibition by Nathalie Jolivert, opening at 6:30pm and a performance at 7:30pm. This event will take place at FiveMyles Gallery, located at 558 St. Johns Place, Brookyln, New York.
Created by Kriyol Dance! artistic director and current HCX Programs Coordinator, Veroneque Ignace, Lavi Miyò is a collaborative dance, music, and visual arts project that employs storytelling and Haitian traditional music, dance, and oral history. Lavi Miyò centers the creation of work on the terms resilience, resistance, power, and empowerment and their implications on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
This performance, made possible by the continued support and participation of Kriyol Dance! artists, FiveMyles Gallery, Crossing Midnight Entertainment, and Lakou Societe St. Michel Archange, includes a visual arts exhibition of paintings by Nathalie Jolivert, Brooklyn based Haitian artist and designer.
Her featured artwork chronicles conversations of wellness, Vodou, and urbanism in Downtown, Port-au-Prince. This work has a particular focus on how Lakou St. Michel Archange, a 140-year old Vodou community, provides tools to remain strong both to the community in downtown Port-au-Prince and to its diaspora.
[Image above: Nathalie Jolivert’s “Stand clear of closing doors,” from http://portfolios.risd.edu/jolivertna4561.]