Daughters Return to the Door of No Return
Research, Training, and Missions Tour
Connecting NOLA, Haiti And West Africa
Silhouette Dance Ensemble is a community who strives to meet the needs of similar communities as we grow our faith and dance ministry. Tapping into our ancestry, we train in the art of dance in many of the forms of the African Diaspora to create our own style of Afro Modern Movement. We are studying dance through immersion as well as identifying and developing community relationships for further missions work. Our desire is to create partnership with orphanages and women's support programs in the partnering countries.
The Silhouette Dance Ensemble is seeking on going sponsorship as the company partners with programs in Haiti and Africa. Please consider supporting our continued growth through the training of their faith, dance discipline and ancestral research. Please support our quest to establish cultural exchange and community service programs for women and children in locally her in New Orleans as well as Haiti and West Africa.
Your investment is needed and greatly appreciated.
A big big thank you from our family to yours.
Donation go to: Paypal.me/daughtersreturn
WHO WE ARE:
Silhouette Dance Ensemble is dedicated to exalting the Savior through spiritual, moral and social conscious works using contemporary & cultural dance forms and theater as an outreach medium. The company is composed of multi-generational member’s ranging from 5yrs-adult. It is a true community company with a diverse makeup of ages, shapes, sizes and levels of dance training.
The Ensemble serves as a venue for African American girls, teens and adult women to learn positive self-image and self-expression through dance. The dance program incorporates discipline, technique, and cultural history. It strives to impact the lives of its members and audience by promoting Godly principles and teaching African and African-American history and culture through the medium of dance theater.
Director: Kai Knight (New Orleans, LA), is an instructor, choreographer and performer. She is an active member in the New Orleans based cultural performance companies; Bamboula 2000 Cultural Band and Kumbuka African Drum and Dance Collective and. She is the Artistic director of Silhouette Dance Ensemble/Dance Theater Community Company and Breathe! /A Multi-Cultural Collective Breath through Movement Company. She is a cast member of the currently touring theatrical production “Gomela” produced by Junebug Productions since 2015. In 2017, she choreographed for “Le Code Noir” directed by Tommye Myrick. Kai is a resident teacher at Dancing Grounds and the founder and director of Seasons Center which host multi-cultural programing that assist women, families and communities by application of faith, education, and the performing arts. She is currently enrolled at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to better provide individual, social and community healing through the integration of faith into the performance arts and social work.
WHAT WE DO:
Silhouette Dance Ensemble uses dance and theater as a platform for social and spiritual awareness with a focus on individual and community healing. Seasonally hosted by Ashe Cultural Arts Center, the theater company performs in Soulful Sunday Brunch Performances which focuses on personal reflection through scripture and Biblical principles. The community company has been performing in the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage since 2008 as well as in various events and festivals throughout the city. The dance program provides dance training, fellowship and opportunities for community work through non-traditional ways that advocate healing for individuals, families and communities.
JOURNEY TO HAITI
We are currently seeking assistance in funding our trip to Haiti to continue to grow in our disciplined as well as expand our ministry programming beyond our borders. The cost will be $2300 per person. This includes Air fare, lodging, transportation, training, food, and scheduled group activities. We will be taking 6 youth and 10 adult company members. Our Mission work in Haiti includes developing and expanding a cultural exchange performing arts model with a Haitian orphanage that will be developed in to an annual summer residency workshop.