Painting complex stories through powerful spoken word and live music
Lakaï Dance Theatre roots itself in stories of home in order to highlight the issues affecting our communities and neighborhoods.
The brainchild of choreographer McKersin Previlus, the company takes its name from the word for home in McKersin’s native tongue of Haitian Creole. Lakaï Dance Theatre draws on the full Afro-Diaspora of dances, making work that uses the idea of home to trace the ripple effects of harm but also of healing through families and neighborhoods.
The company designs and leads workshops to identify and counter the ways trauma has been built up in our cities only to then follow us home.
Exploring and then telling these stories of home through the language of dance lets us see the hand each of us has in facing the issues that must be addressed together if we are to become communities that can meaningfully be called home to all who live there.