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Jessica A St. Vil

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The mission of Ka Nu Dance Theater is to promote Change and Peace in Haiti and around the world, by sharing with the world; Haitian heritage, history, culture, and Educating our spectators through contemporary modern and Haitian Folkloric Dance. KaNu is an abbreviation for ?Ka pa Nou? in Haitian-Kreyol which means? Our Situation?. KaNu Dance Theater hopes to be able to continue to share ?Our situation or better yet ?Ka Nu? through dance, theater and song.

?Ka Nu Dance Theater? began performing in 2003. The company has performed at Hofstra University, Brooklyn Museum, Barnard College, the NYC French Institute, Morgan Park as part of the Long Island Dance Series, at Henry Street Settlement Theater as a part of the Dance in America series, at the Brooklyn Libraries ?2008 Haitian Flag Day Celebration, and participated in the Connecticut 2009 Artist for Peace concert series. KaNu has also performed at the Bronx Academy for art and dances? BAAD!As s Women Choreographer?s Festival?s and Blacktino Festival?s of 2008, 2009 and 2010. In response to the January 12th, 2010 earthquake that took place in Haiti, KaNu participated in a variety of concerts, fundraisers, festivals, memorials and conferences for aid in earthquake relief. The company recently performed at the Turkish Mission to the United Nations as a part of the rebuilding Haiti against all odds conference, and at the City Hall of New York?s 2010 Haitian Flag Day celebration. KaNu Dance Theater recently partnered with Haiti Cultural Exchange on ?Selebrasyon!? an all day festival celebrating Haitian art and artists of Haitian descent. The dancers of KaNu Dance Theater most recently traveled to Columbia, Maryland to collaborate with the ?Build Haiti Foundation? to commemorate the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti.

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