But through all of this upheaval, the Haitian populace has somehow managed to hang on to its distinctive culture. Haiti is like no other place on Earth, a fact celebrated at the Museum of Contemporary Art this Saturday at 2 p.m. Lucrece Louisdhon, a children's librarian, arts administrator, and professional dancer, performs Cric Crac, a multicultural storytelling event. She attempts to inspire audience members to better understand their own as well as other cultures through her tales, told in English, French, and Creole.
The Haitian cultural celebration continues next Saturday, August 18, at the same time with "Haitian Culture Through Dance," choreographed and performed by Louines Louinis, artistic director of the Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater. Haitian dance, like much of Haitian culture, is a unique blend of African and European influences. Both events are free with museum admission and both promise to give audiences a new perspective on South Florida's neighbor to the south.