Movement and the immigrant experience at the region’s second home for countless cultures
"I realized the power I had was in really being myself and living my truth. I wasn’t willing to hide to make others more comfortable."
Lakou Ayiti, which debuts at the BCA this Friday and runs through the weekend, draws from both Appolon’s own immigration experience, as well as those of some of his dancers and from others in the Hub’s Haitian community.
“It’s been 25 years and I feel like I never made peace with my dad’s tragedy, but somehow my soul got healed through dance.”
"Being from Boston, there’s no other way to put this: there’s a suppression of [some] hip-hop and other events put on by people of color and those on the margins that has always gone on."
Preview Interview: FELAbration! mixes house music, Afrobeat, politics on the dance floor
“With AfrikCan, I wanted to make sure I put African culture on the map here in Boston.”
Every Monday night during the summer months, hundreds of dancers gather with electric energy under the banner of community and Latin heritage on an outdoor dance floor in Boston’s South End for Salsa in the Park.
Capoeira has gained popularity and respect among Bostonians, even as the debate over appropriation kicks in New England.