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Dancers Against Racism – Afro-Haitian dance with Jean Appolon
March 29, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
This spring, the Springfield College Dance program invites the community to join in virtual events led by guest artists using dance as a platform and lens to explore culture and identity. Classes will consist of both movement and discussion.
All classes and discussions will be accessible via Zoom.
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Meeting ID: 928 4364 9534
Jean Appolon is director and co-founder of Jean Appolon Expressions (JAE), which celebrates and advances Haitian folkloric dance through their contemporary cultural community that produces professional performances, educational opportunities, and dance training for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
He seeks to create a diverse community inclusive of all cultures, races, and backgrounds, and to use dance and community to transcend barriers. The company dancers bring years of experience in education, and frequently perform in community spaces, major venues, and at schools and colleges. Members have shared the stage with celebrities, including Danny Glover, Henry Louis Gates, and Edwidge Danticat.
Appolon is a choreographer and teacher based in Boston and Haiti. He trained and performed with the Viviane Gauthier Dance Company, the Folkloric Ballet of Haiti, Alvin Ailey, and the Joffrey American Ballet School. Appolon teaches at Boston Ballet and The Dance Complex.