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7 days of Dance and Cultural Exploration celebrating NOLA’s Cultural Community

Our inaugural festival will focus on the dance, culture and history of the African diaspora, to understand and unite the cultural communities of African descent that are intimately integrated in New Orleans culture today. This year we will highlight the resilience of the Haitian community - past, present, and future. On September 16-22, 2019, Seasons Center’s Cultural Ties Dance Festival will feature African diaspora dance workshops, a Cultural Dance Showcase and community development panels. We have invited Haitian Dansco of Cap Haitian, Haiti  under the direction of Dieufel Lamisere to be our featured International Cultural Arts Ambassadors.

 

Full Festival Schedule:

Adult Classes

Included with purchase of Adult Full Week Package and Dance Showcase- Cost: $118.33

 

MONDAY 9/16 @ Dillard University 6:30-9pm:

  • Festival Kickoff

  • Movement Lecture: African Spirituality

  • Cultural Ties Reception & Panel Discussion

TUESDAY @ Dillard University: Community Dance Classes

  • 6:00-7:00pm Traditional African Dance

  • 7:10-8:30pm HAITI DANSCO (Haitian)

WEDNESDAY @ Tulane University: Community Dance Classes:

6-6:50 Essence of Congo Square

  • 7:10-8:10pm: Brazilian

  • 8:15- 9:00pm: Afro-Modern

THURSDAY @ Dillard University: Community Dance Classes

  • 6:00-7:00pm: Jazz

  • 7:10-8:30pm: HAITI DANSCO (Haitian)

Cultural Dance Party

FRIDAY @ Sweet Lorraine's Jazz Club

 1931 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

9:00-1:00pm 

Afro Mix, Bounce, Afro Beats, Reggae Dance Hall

  • Individual online tickets for this event also available- Cost: $20.73

SATURDAY @ Dillard University Auditorium:

Cultural Dance Showcase

6:15-9:00pm

  •  w/ Panel Discussion featuring the local companies and HAITI DANSCO

  • Individual online tickets for this event also available- Cost: $15.43

 

  SUNDAY @ Congo Square

  • 3:30pm Festival Culmination

  • Free and open to the public

A one day pass can be purchased for dance workshops being offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday- Cost: $27.09 each

 

Children's Classes

Children Workshops: Includes two session and 6 classes.

Children ages 6 to16 years old.

Cost: $52.55

FRIDAY @ Dancing Grounds: 3705 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

Haitian, Hip Hop,  Afro-Modern 

6-8:30 pm

SATURDAY @ ASHE Cultural Arts Center :1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

  • 9:00am -12noon:

  • Brazilian, HAITI DANSCO (Haitian Contemporary), African

SUNDAY @ Congo Square

  • 3:30pm Festival Culmination

  • Free and open to the public

  • Community class / Haiti Dansco

  • Children Company Showcase

Other Festival Events

Whitney Plantation Excursion

SUNDAY 9/22: Excursion includes bus trip and payment of tour to view Whitney Plantation

  • Adult Cost: $54.67

  • Children Cost: $44.06

 

Cultural Dance Party

FRIDAY @ Sweet Lorraine's Jazz Club

 1931 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

9:00-1:00pm 

Afro Mix, Bounce, Afro Beats, Reggae Dance Hall

  • Individual online tickets for this event also available- Cost: $20.73

SATURDAY @ Dillard University Auditorium:

Cultural Dance Showcase

6:15-9:00pm

  •  w/ Panel Discussion featuring the local companies and HAITI DANSCO

  • Individual online tickets for this event also available- Cost: $15.43

 

  SUNDAY @ Congo Square

  • 3:30pm Festival Culmination

  • Free and open to the public

  • Community class / Haiti Dansco

  • Children Company Showcase