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Global focus: Haiti

Global Focus: Haiti is coordinated by the UNCW Office of Cultural Arts as part of their Artist in Residence Program, in partnership with UNCW Campus Life/Arts & Programs, Caribbean Student Organization, International Programs, Office of Cultural Diversity & Inclusion, Women's Studies & Resource Center, and the departments of English, Music, Philosophy & Religion, Theatre and other offices and departments campuswide.

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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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Center Stage Program

Center StageSM is made possible by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, and with additional support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Asian Cultural Council, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. General management for Center Stage is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.

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Global Focus | HAITI

Fall 2012

“Beyond the mountains, more mountains" (Haitian proverb)

Global Focus: HAITI is a campuswide exploration of the rich culture and compelling history of our international neighbors to the south. Culminating in a weeklong residency with one of Haiti's premiere dance companies, Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin, the initiative will feature a line-up of performances, films, lectures and presentations for the campus and community.

The initiative kicks off with a performance by Haitian-American violinist, composer, and educator Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), and continues with a series of events featuring artists and educators of local and national renown, including Edwidge Danticat, acclaimed Haitian-American author of Breath, Eyes, Memory, which gained national attention when chosen as an Opera Book Club selection in 1998. A range of events will provide audiences an opportunity to explore various themes of Haitian past, present and future, such as:

  • The role of the arts in present day Haiti
  • The immigration of Haitians to the US
  • The cultural influence of Haitian Americans
  • Traditions of the Voudou religion
  • Haiti & the slave revolution
  • Popular music of Haiti
  • Haitian/Caribbean cuisine

Schedule - Global Focus: HAITI

Events for Global Focus: Haiti will be added and updated as they are confirmed.


Haitian Heritage: Portraits of Early Immigrant Life in Florida

Fall 2012
UNCW Randall Library

NAMES Project: AIDS Memorial Quilt

November 8–15, 2012
Warwick Center Lobby Gallery

Performances, Lectures & Events

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

A Look at Haitian Culture through the Short Stories of Edwidge Danticat (Michelle Britt, Instructor)

Thurs., Sept. 20, 2012
3:00 - 4:30pm | Osher Lifelong Learning
Public Services & Continuing Studies Course
Registration Deadline: Sept. 19

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

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012
UNCW King Auditorium
Free and open to the public

Drum Circle & Dance Demonstration
with Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012
noon - 1 pm | UNCW Outdoor Amphitheatre
Free and open to the public - Everyone invited to bring their drums and join in!

School Performances: Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
9:15 & 11:15 am | UNCW Kenan Auditorium
Open to Public Schools Only (Grades 4-6)
Registration Required

Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin - Finale!

UNCW International Artists in Residence from Haiti
On tour as part of Center StageSM
Performance & Reception with the artists
Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
8:00 pm | UNCW Kenan Auditorium
Tickets Required
Box Office: 910.962.3500 / 800.732.3643

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