Atelier TOTO B, ONE DROP, Théâtre des petites lanternes, Oxfam-Québec and their partners are proud to announce the premiere of the “Ayïti Pawol Lapli ak Lakansyèl” show, on October 24, 2011, at the Ritz Kinam 2 in Pétion-Ville. The multidisciplinary show—the cornerstone of the social art and popular education component of ONE DROP’s Project Haiti—draws on Haitian realities to raise spectators’ awareness of water related issues.
“Ayïti Pawol Lapli ak Lakansyèl” is a work with a human dimension that paints a portrait of the Haitian people’s reality and suggests potential solutions for rebuilding the country. The work was produced with the Haitian people’s words collected during a word-gathering exercise performed in the aftermath of the earthquake that shook the country in January 2010.
Combining dance, song, music and circus arts, “Ayïti Pawol Lapli ak Lakansyèl” is a social development project involving ONE DROP, TOTO B, Théâtre des petites lanternes, Artisans du monde, Aubergine and Danse Sara Rénélique. Atelier Toto B is a forum for meetings and artistic and theatrical creations, founded in 2005 by artist, writer and director Dieuvela Étienne to help promote the performing arts, women’s cultural practice and national development. While its name was partly borrowed from the artist, Toto Bissainthe, Toto B also means “band of women.”
Over 275 performances are scheduled during the extensive tour, which will include stops in Léogâne, Port-au-Prince and other Haitian cities.
A magical and meaningful event…
View the press release here.