An elegant evening of arts created to showcase the richness and diversity of Haitian culture, and celebrate the 215th anniversary of the Haitian Flag. UNI 2018 saw the premiere of MAGA, a ballet created by Sanford Placide honoring his mother, his homeland, and its many challenges. MAGA was inspired by Placide's childhood experiences in Haiti: the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells.
FABIOLA JEAN LOUIS
Fabiola Jean-Louis is a Haitian born, fine artist and photographer based out of Brooklyn, NY. Fabiola's critically acclaimed work has already been featured in: Artnet News, Atlantan Modern Luxury, Art Critical, Atlanta Journal Constitution, BK Reader, Blavity, Fashion Studies Journal, HuffPost, MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, MOYI, and StyleBlueprint.
Steven Baboun is an artist and photographer from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Steven has tackled several photojournalistic projects documenting the Islamic religion in Haiti and the roles of women in Vodou. He is the founder of Humans of Haiti, a portrait initiative aimed at telling the stories of individuals across Haiti. His work has caught the attention of publications such as Potent Magazine and Caribbean Life.
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Sleeping Beauty Act III Pas de Deux
Sanford Placide & Hannah Kickert
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Costumes: Daniel Catanatch
Anica Bottom, Jose Carlos Losada, Amanda Smith, Vitolio Jeune, Grant Braden, Gabrielle Rambert, Hannah Kickert, & Sanford Placide
Choreographed by: Sanford Placide
Music: Toto Bissainthe & Fafan Rene
Costumes: CITYZEN By Azin & Daniel Catanatch
UNI SPONSORS 2018
UNI Would like to thank the following donors, without whom this event would not have been possible.
The Consulate General of Haiti in New York
CITYZEN BY AZIN
CARL & GEORGE DAGUILLARD
Dr. Garfield A.D. Clunie, Dr. Shirley Madhere, Zoltan Pekic, Deborah T. Souverain, Carla A. Maxime, & David K. Harrison