Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School

JAE will be performing for the students of the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School in Cambridge, MA.

Vwayaj at The Lyric Stage Theater

Vwayaj at The Lyric Stage Theater

The Lyric Stage (map)

Jean Appolon Expressions is thrilled to present Vwayaj during its Spring production week at the beautiful Lyric Stage theatre. Please mark your calendars and buy your tickets here: Lyric Stage Theater

Thur 6/20 Vwayaj at 7:30pm

Fri 6/21 Vwayaj at 8:00pm

Sat 6/22 Family Matinee at 2pm, Vwayaj at 8:00pm

Sun 6/23 Vwayaj Matinee at 2pm

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.

Inside/Out Performance of Vwayaj at Jacob's Pillow

Inside/Out Performance of Vwayaj at Jacob's Pillow

Jacob's Pillow (map)



Boston-based, Jean Appolon Expressions (JAE) celebrates and advances Haitian folkloric dance by building a contemporary cultural community that produces professional performances, educational opportunities, and dance training for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

JAE will be performing an excerpt of Vwayaj (The Travel), its latest portrayal of the immigrant experience. After years of political tremor, Appolon has woven his personal story together with those of other immigrants into this evening-length production. Dancers will tell these stories through bold Haitian contemporary dance set to evocative music composed by Haitian electronic music artist Val Jeanty. At the heart of Vwayaj is an inquiry into some of the most basic questions of the human experience: Where is home? What do we sacrifice when we leave home? What are we seeking on the other side? How do we create support within community?