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UNI 2018

PRESENTS: MAGA

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.

 
 

VISUAL ARTISTS

 
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FABIOLA JEAN LOUIS
DESIGNER

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.

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STEVEN BABOUN
PHOTOGRAPHER

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.

To see more from these artists, click on the links below.

UNI 2018

Sleeping Beauty Act III Pas de Deux


Sanford Placide & Hannah Kickert


Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Costumes: Daniel Catanatch

MAGA

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

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PRESS

"Haitian Arts and Dance Highlighted on Flag Day"

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"UNI 2018 Mesmerizes New York Audience in Celebration of Haitian Flag Day"

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"Flashback Friday: That Time When Dancer Sanford Placide Had His New York Haitian Flag Day UNI Celebration"


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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