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Jean Appolon Expressions


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Jean Appolon Expressions


Get your tickets now: BANBOCHE 2018

Make sure to get your tickets early! The party will take place Saturday, Dec 18 in Somerville. You'll get to see new work performed by the JAE company members, watch video of the Summer Institute participants in Haiti, eat, drink, and dance the night away!

Reserve your tickets today.

Witness the Jean Appolon Summer Institute in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

  • Donate to support this high quality, free dance program for students in Haiti.
  • Learn more about the Summer Institute.
  • Watch a clip from this year's final performance:

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Support our work in Haitian contemporary dance performance and training for youth in Haiti and Boston.

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HEALING THROUGH DANCE


 

 

 

HEALING THROUGH DANCE


 

 

 

Connecting Boston and Haiti through the healing power of dance.

 

companY

performances that change your being

 

community

classes, programs, workshops

 

COUNTRY

telling Haiti's story firsthand

 

Jean Appolon Expressions uses dance to celebrate Haitian cultural expression and empower young people through innovative dance performance and community programs. See our repertoire

JAE is one of the few companies in the world to synthesize Haitian folkloric dance and modern technique. As an ambassador of Haiti, and the Haitian, Caribbean and African diasporas, JAE showcases artistic expression of a specific cultural community.

JAE is proud to call Boston, with the third largest Haitian population in the U.S., its home. JAE conducts community classes, teen programs, and performances in the Boston area and beyond with the goal of enriching and enlivening communities through authentic cultural programming.

Every summer, JAE conducts The Jean Appolon Summer Dance Institute in Port-au-Prince. Sixty young Haitian dancers are selected to participate in a free, high quality dance program directed by Jean Appolon. Begun by Jean Appolon in 2006 and based at Ecole Nationale des Arts (ENARTS), the annual Institute moved in 2013 to an open-air dance studio constructed at the Hotel Oloffson. Read our 2016 institute report back.

To learn more about JAE, contact us.

Website photography by Wayne Lake, James J. Grady, Nadia Todres, Felipe Berho, Stephanie Scherpf, Matt McKay, Meghan Riling, and Mische Kang.
All rights reserved.

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Get Involved


Get Involved


Get Involved 

Where Your Gift Goes

  • The annual Haiti Summer Dance Intensive
  • Free community dance classes 
  • Support the development of young Hatian dancers though Dance Haiti!
  • Support the performing arts community in Haiti
  • Train dance teachers to change lives
  • Sponsor company performances  
  • Support our dancers
  • Support our staff 
 

Did you know you can also shop our online boutique? All proceeds directly support JAE. 

As a JAE donor you become an essential part of Jean Appolon Expressions. From underwriting JAE’s dynamic performances to providing a lunch program for a student in Haiti, every donation counts and every Member makes a difference. Please join us today.

Contributions in support of Jean Appolon Expressions are essential to sustaining JAE’s vital work in Boston and Haiti. JAE has been recognized as exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3) and contributions to JAE are tax-deductible.

Contribute By Check
Write a check made payable to Jean Appolon Expressions and send to: Jean Appolon Expressions, P.O. Box 391173, Cambridge, MA 02139

Contribute Online
Use PayPal to give to JAE by clicking the orange button above.

Thank you for your support!