As is typical of many Caribbean islands, folk dance in Haiti developed from African and European (French) traditions. Interestingly, Afro-Haitian dance in turn had a great influence on modern dance, through anthropologist and dancer Katherine Dunham.
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Ballet Folklorique Tamboula D'Haiti
Afro-Haitian dance company, promoting Haitian folkloric dance, traditional rhythms, culture, and heritage in the Caribbean and the U.S.
Austin, Texas. Offers classes and workshops in Haitian folk dance, Afro-Haitian dance, and Afro-Caribbean percussion. Photos, a calendar of events, and profiles of the founding members.
Mikerline Dance Troupe
New York. Information on classes, performance schedule, and group's history.
Tamboula Ethnic Dance Company
Chicago. Information about performances, lectures, and classes, with biography of principal. [May not work in all browsers]
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