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Daniel Bernard Roumain
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012
7:00 pm | UNCW Kenan Auditorium

Edwidge Danticat, lecture
Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
7:00 pm | UNCW Burney Center

Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin - Finale Performance!
Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
8:00 pm | UNCW Kenan Auditorium

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Additional support is provided by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and North Carolina Arts Council.

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Compagnie de Danse Jean-Rene Delsoin (Haiti)

Compagnie de Danse Jean-Réne Delsoin

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
9:15 am & 11:15 am | UNCW Kenan Auditorium

Free school performance for Grades 4 - 6!

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UNCW’s International Artists in Residence Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin culminate a weeklong residency in Southeastern NC with a free school performance for grades 4-6, featuring sensational live drumming and dance from Haiti!

Delsoin’s work effortlessly blends the precision and grace of classical ballet with modern dance aesthetics and the earthy, expressive drum beats that, centuries ago, migrated from West Africa to Haiti. Delving deep into Haitian culture and traditions, Delsoin’s work emerges as a contemporary, pulsating rhythm, which captures the spirit of Haiti now -- raw and refined, spiritual, powerful and precarious.

Registration

This performance is free for Grades 4 - 6. Seating is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, download the Registration Form (pdf), and fax the completed form to the Office of Cultural Arts at 910.962.7008. For more information, email Jeannine Leary.

Curriculum Resources

This performance does not have a supplementary educational guide, however we encourage teachers to take this opportunity to present a unit on Haiti and explore the fascinating culture, history and traditions of our international neighbors to the south. Below are links to sites we thought might be helpful.

Haitian Culture Curriculum Guide for Grades K-5 (Broward County Schools, FL)

Developed by the Broward County School System Multicultural Department, this guide provides background information for teachers on Haitian culture to enrich class activities and discussion on Haiti and its people; literacy-based lessons and activities for students to explore the richness of Haitian culture and their own; and resources to support instruction and extended learning opportunities. Some content is specific to the migration of Haitian people to Florida, however the guide is an excellent introduction to Haitian history and traditions.

Haitian Culture Curriculum Guide for Grades 6-12 (Broward County Schools, FL)

Developed by the Broward County School System Multicultural Department, this guide provides background information for teachers on Haitian culture to enrich class activities and discussion on Haiti and its people; activities and FCAT-correlated lessons for students to explore the richness of Haitian culture and their own; and resources to support instruction and extended learning opportunities. Some content is specific to the migration of Haitian people to Florida, however the guide is an excellent introduction to Haitian history and traditions.

Resources for Teaching and Learning About the Earthquake in Haiti (New York Times)

If you’re planning to address the disaster in Haiti with your students, this link contains New York Times and Learning Network resources to assist you.

Eight Days: A Story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat

From National Book Award nominee Edwidge Danticat comes a timely, brilliantly crafted story of hope and imagination--a powerful tribute to Haiti and children around the world!

Additional Learning Opportunities for Teachers:

Haitian Heritage: Portraits of Early Immigrant Life in Florida

On display throughout fall 2012
UNCW Randall Library (Circulations Desk Wall Display)

Daniel Bernard Roumain & Laurelyn Dossett:
"Connecting Crossroads"

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012
7:00 pm | UNCW Kenan Auditorium
Tickets Required
Box Office: 910.962.3500 / 800.732.3643

Edwidge Danticat, writer

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
7:00 pm | UNCW Burney Center
Tickets Required
Sharky's Box Office: 910.962.4045

Haiti on Film

5:00 pm & 8:00 pm | Friday, Oct. 26, 2012
UNCW King Hall Auditorium
Free and open to the public

Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin

Finale Performance followed by a Q&A and reception with the artists
Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
8:00 pm | UNCW Kenan Auditorium
Tickets Required
Box Office: 910.962.3500 / 800.732.3643

Read more about UNCW's Global Focus: Haiti.

Artists in Residence (Oct. 28 - Nov. 2, 2012)

This performance is part of a weeklong residency with Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin. Click here for more information about public performances and events.

Program Support

This program is part of Center Stage™, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts. Additional support for this program provided by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and North Carolina Arts Council.

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