Resurrection Dance Theatre of Haiti
The Resurrection Dance Theatre of Haiti: A Brief History
The Resurrection Dance Theatre of Haiti consists of boys and young men who were rescued from life on the streets in Haiti. They now reside at St. Joseph’s Home for Boys or have gone on to leadership positions within the St. Joseph Family of Homes. Through dance they tell the stories of their life experiences. Their performances range from sharing the history of Haiti including their nation's struggle against slavery, past and present, and life lived in both the rural and urban settings of Haiti. The troupe uses the arts to build and express self-esteem, incorporating drumming, dance, song, and the visual arts.
Narration is contributed by the Executive Director and founder (in 1985) of St. Joseph’s Home for Boys, Michael Geilenfeld. The Resurrection Dance Theatre of Haiti has performed across the US and Canada including performances at Dance Africa Chicago and Dance Africa New York. Theirs tours are intended to raise awareness about Haiti’s challenges as well as to raise funds for the ongoing work of St. Joseph’s.
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