AFRO CONNECTION – ROOT EDITION
Saturday September 17, 2016
TWO AMAZING TALENTED INSTRUCTORS TEACHING YOU THE BEST HAITIAN FOLKLORE YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!!!
Check-in at 10:45 AM
Riva Nyri Precil – Dancer/Renaissance Woman
From 11:00AM-11:45 AM
Rol’hans Innocent – Founder of Agoci
From 12:00PM-12:45 PM
Pearl Studios NYC
500 8th Ave
(between 35th and 36th St)
$30 for both workshops
$20 for one workshop
Contact us at: Kizombanyc@gmail.com
Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher, Singer, Producer, Costume designer, Song Writer, is just the beginning of what Rol’hans Innocent can do. Rol’hans was born in Haiti in 1972 where he did most of his studies. He came to the U.S in 1987. The young dancer graduated from Brooklyn College in 1995 where he received a Bachelor in Performing Arts/Dance and his Master in Education. In 1995 he joined the teaching staff of P.S 189 where he established one of the finest dance programs in Brooklyn, New York. In 1998 Mr. Innocent founded Ayiti La Inc, a company that promotes Haitian Arts and Culture in the United States. In 2002, He produced his first music Album entitled Fèt Drapo Ayisyen. In 2003 he produced the Haitian Dance Festival and the same year he founded Agoci Entertainment LLC.
Rol’hans Innocent teaches Haitian and Cotemporary Dance. In his classes he incorporates the intricate styles of Haitian Folk Dance with Modern Contemporary Dance. His dance style is sensual, energizing, and captivating. His choreographies reflect the everyday lifestyle of Haitian people. His dream is to share Haitian Arts and Culture with people all over the world. Rol’hans is the writer, producer, and director of Beat the Drum of Haiti.
Born in Brooklyn, Riva Nyri Precil grew up in Haiti where she was exposed to and studied under many of the great masters of Haiti’s cultural and artistic scene. She began dancing Haitian folklore with the living legend, Viviane Gauthier, and then went on to study at Artcho Danse, where she studied Ballet, Jazz, Modern, & Folklore. She appeared in La Passion de Toussaint as a dancer/actress/singer, a production performed at the National Palace to commemorate the Haitian revolution and celebrate its bicentennial. Riva moved to the United States the age of 16 where she attended LaGuardia Performing Arts and continued to study Haitian dance at Alvin Ailey with dance instructor Peniel Guerrier.
She later went on to perform in several Kriye Bode productions where she played the role of the Tainos queen Anacaona. While attending Loyola University of New Orleans, Riva choreographed an entire tribute performance to raise funds and awareness for for performing arts schools in Haiti after the earthquake. Riva now teaches her own Haitian folkloric dance class “Tout Se Pa” where she highlights the rich and diverse rhythms and dances of Haitian culture.
EVERY 1st, 3rd & 5th SUNDAY OF THE MONTH!!!KIZOMBA CLASS 7:30-8:00PM SOCIAL DANCING 8PM-MIDNIGHT ADMISSION:$13