The Dance Complex presents Routes & Roots, three evenings gathering spectacularly talented dancers and choreographers from throughout New England and beyond on one stage. Routes & Roots considers both the geographic and creative journey of the artist and how their own roots have contributed to the routes that their choreography has taken. This year’s program seeks particular interest in how one’s upbringing and following journey affect spirituality, and will feature artists Amirah Sackett, Jean Appolon, Aysha Upchurch, Michael Winward & Soumaya MaRose in rotating repertory.
The 31st Annual SUNSHINE Awards Program - New Jersey
The 31st Annual SUNSHINE Awards Program at the center of GLOBAL cultures. Honoring the BEST in the performing arts, education, humanity, science and sports. Saturday October 19, 2019 at the Robert Treat Hotel 50 Park Place, Newark, New Jersey 07102. Reception 5:00PM followed by the presentation of awards, live show and after party. Performing artists from the Caribbean, Central America, South America, India, Europe and Africa will perform. Program hosted by the Caribbean's funniest comedians - Errol Fabien and Nikki Crosby.
Jean Appolon will be receiving an award this year and presenting a short JAE performances with two of JAE’s company dancers during the ceremony.
JAE is excited to present an excerpt of Appolon’s newest work in development, Traka, at the MFA’s lecture on November 3, 2019 from 2-4pm.
One of the world’s most coveted commodities, sugar is an agent of both delight and oppression. Examine sugar within the wider historical context of trade, commerce, and slavery that organized the Atlantic world in the 17th and 18th centuries. Uncover the relationship between art, sugar, and slavery, and how sugar production and trade relates to the MFA’s Dutch and American still lifes, landscapes, and genre paintings and decorative arts.
Vincent Brown, professor of History and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
Dennis Carr, Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Michiel van Groesen, professor of Maritime History, University of Leiden
Antien Knaap, curatorial research fellow, Art of Europe
Performance by Jean Appolon Expressions
Organized with the MFA’s Center for Netherlandish Art.
JAE’s third annual Banboche celebration will be held on Saturday December 14th at the festive Arts at the Armory in Somerville, MA. Join Jean and the entire dance company to celebrate a year full of rich community programming, as you immerse yourself in Haitian culture. The evening will include dance performances, highlights from our year and the communities we support, unique handcrafted goods, drinks and dancing for all. Come party with us!
Purchase tickets below: *kids 10 and under free!