I love working with young people! They keep you moving and full of energy! My work in Haiti would transition from the inner city of Port-Au-Prince to the seaside town of Jacmel, where the organization Dance To Save Lives facilitates an annual dance retreat Vin Pran Baget.
Vin Pran Baget – 2016, Jacmel, Haiti
“Dance to Save Lives provides kids in need the necessary resources to keep them off the streets. We train them in Haitian folkloric and modern dance forms. These accessible activities and services are provided daily for free in the city of Jacmel, Haiti. The students are immersed into the world of dance, allowing them to learn what it takes to be a professional performing artist, choreographer, and/or dance Instructor. They also gain experience by touring as performers across the country of Haiti. We maximize the potential of our youth by exposing them to the rich traditional and contemporary aspects of Haitian culture through the lens of the performing arts.”
It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with Master Haitian Dancer, Dieufel Lamisere and his Dance To Save Lives participants