Collection ASM0204 - Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theatre Collection

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Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theatre Collection

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  • 1970s-1990s (Creation)

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"Mr. Louinis is the founder and artistic director of the well-known Louinès Louinis Haitian Dance Theater, Inc. He has been teaching and choreographing Haitian dance for over fifty years. He was the principal dancer and choreographer of The National Folkloric Troupe of Haiti. As the lead dancer and choreographer of Troupe Bacoulou of Mrs. Odette Wiener, Haiti, he toured Puerto Rico, St Thomas, St Croix, Washington DC and Canada.

In the USA, he started his dance career as an Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, NY teaching Afro-Haitian dance, Jazz, Modern Dance. He was a member of the Jean-Leon Destine Dance Foundation, Ltd, NY, special grant programs for schools and community organizations and a member of All Nations Dance Company, NY. Mr. Louinis has traveled widely, teaching Haitian and Katherine Dunham Technique. He has performed at numerous dance, music, and cultural festivals throughout the U.S.A., as well as in Cuba, Martinique and other countries. More recently, he has taught Caribbean dance technique & culture at Florida International University as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Dance." - Louines Louinis Hatian Dance Theatre website

"Mr. Louinis is the founder and artistic director of the well-known Louinès Louinis Haitian Dance Theater, Inc. He has been teaching and choreographing Haitian dance for over fifty years. He was the principal dancer and choreographer of The National Folkloric Troupe of Haiti. As the lead dancer and choreographer of Troupe Bacoulou of Mrs. Odette Wiener, Haiti, he toured Puerto Rico, St Thomas, St Croix, Washington DC and Canada.

In the USA, he started his dance career as an Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, NY teaching Afro-Haitian dance, Jazz, Modern Dance. He was a member of the Jean-Leon Destine Dance Foundation, Ltd, NY, special grant programs for schools and community organizations and a member of All Nations Dance Company, NY. Mr. Louinis has traveled widely, teaching Haitian and Katherine Dunham Technique. He has performed at numerous dance, music, and cultural festivals throughout the U.S.A., as well as in Cuba, Martinique and other countries. More recently, he has taught Caribbean dance technique & culture at Florida International University as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Dance."

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The Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theatre Collection contains photographs, pamphlets, programs and other ephemera documenting the history of the theatre and its founder, Louines Louinis.

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The collection is open for research.

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  • English
  • French

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Haitian Diaspora Oral History Collection, 2010-2013

Information about related materials is available at http://www.louineslouinisdance.org/

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