Urban Media Arts (UMA), in collaboration with the City of Malden and its Unite Malden initiative, is delighted to invite the public to enjoy an outdoor site-specific Haitian dance class followed by a performance at Malden's City Hall Plaza on Saturday, October 2 from 1:30-4:15 PM.
This special opportunity to celebrate Haitian culture and gather together during a difficult time is brought to Malden by Jean Appolon Expressions (JAE), an acclaimed contemporary dance company with a vision to use Haitian-folkloric dance to cultivate hope and healing towards a more expressive and socially just world. On Saturday, October 2, JAE will offer a Haitian Folkloric dance class to all ages and level of skill at 1:30 PM and a short performance of excerpts from the latest dance work at 3:30 PM.
Cost: FREE with all donations going to support earthquake relief efforts in the southwest of Haiti through JAE partner organization ACEGA. Registration is recommended (to donate) though not required. For more information or to register or donate, please visit urbanmediaarts.org.
The schedule for the October 2nd occasion is as follows. (Note: Some may wish to only attend the performance or class.)
- 1:30-3 PM Haitian Folkloric community dance class with live drumming
- 3-3:30 PM Live drumming and local artisan shopping
- 3:30-4:15 PM Ouvèti dance performance