A dance-film project by Veroneque Ignace and Richard Louissaint.
Title: Konsole; Music: Iram Rele O by Pierre Chériza (Album: Haïti : Musique du Vaudou); Video: Richard Louissaint; Dedication: Mon Oncle Fito, Manmi Lourde, Papi Wilfrid, and Ayiti Cherie.
Excerpt of Full Length Performance of Kriyol Dance! Collective's "Lavi Miyò | On Resistance, Revolution, and Lakou St. Michel."
Performing Artists: Kriyol Dance! Collective / Kriyol Vodou Band
Curation/Choreography: Veroneque Ignace/Kriyol Dance! Collective
- 2019 - The Nou Series, Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, Brooklyn, NY
- 2018 - Lavi Miyò | On Resistance, Revolution and Lakou St, Michel, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
- 2017 - Summer Bricolage NYC 2017, Kriyol Dance! Collective and Negesti, National Black Theater of Harlem, NY
- 2016 - #TRENDING | A HCX LAKOU NOU PROJECT IN EAST FLATBUSH, Haiti Cultural Exchange, Brooklyn Fete, Brooklyn NY
- 2016 - Forbidden Wombs, Lakou NOU at Mizik Ayiti by Haiti Cultural Exchange, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn NY
- 2016 - Lavi Miyò, Haiti Cultural Exchange's from Revolisyon/Revolution series, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn NY
- 2015 - Dancing to Resist. Restore featuring Morgan Zwerlein, JamHealth! by Jallicia Jolly, Kingston, JA,
- 2015 - Avek Manman’m: A testimony of faith, Solo featured in Ron Brown’s EVIDENCE's “Journey to the Great Mystery,” Williamstown, MA
- 2015 - Chapter Three: Arc-en-Ciel, Department of Africana Studies Thesis Presentation and Defense (from “Healing through Dance: An Autobiographical Journey of a Black Haitian Woman at Williams College.”), '62 Center for Theater and Dance, Williamstown, MA
- 2015 - Healing Through Dance, Department of Dance Winter Study Showing, '62 Center for Theater and Dance, Williamstown, MA
- 2014 - Yanvalou, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, July 2014
- 2014 - Yanvalou and Banda, Kusika and Zambezi Marimba Band Freedom Dance, '62 Center for Theater and Dance, Williamstown, MA
- 2013 - Evolution and Maintenance: The Culture of Traditional Haitian Dance, '62 Center for Theater and Dance, Williamstown, MA
DEVELOPING WORK AT WILLIAMS COLLEGE 2011-2015
Creative production, Ignace believes, is necessary for survival as it is informed by experiential living. Channeling the cultures and traditions of her family, the dance vocabulary Ignace focuses on is rooted in Haitian traditional dance, rhythm, and music to discuss concepts surrounding trauma and recovery, primarily for Afro-descended peoples. In her work, she reinterprets Haitian traditions and dances in new ways in order to explicate her own process of recovery through dance movement and those of the individuals and communities with whom she has struggled. Kriyol Dance! Collective, officially launched in January 2016, is the platform Ignace uses to showcase her creative work and ideas on Haitian Feminist theory. It is the space where dance mediates health and dance activism to develop, advance, and uplift communities.