Traditional Haitian Dance
African Caribbean Folk and Rituals
In Haiti, dance symbolises the context and cohesion between the elements and between this and the other world.
For instance, the inspirational snake dance, which invites the performers to experience, purify and let go through its round and flowing movements.
Haitian traditional Dance and rituals – Yanvalou – Theatre de la Parfumerie
La Croisée des Cultures, Genève
Haitian cleansing ritual
Located in the Haitian tradition this dance invites to a personal release. This powerful „cleansing ritual“ appeals by drum sounds, songs and free movements at the forces of nature which wakes up in Haitian belief about the people.
Participants can on this way try letting go their unwanted vices and blockades and so open the path to more room in order to balance physical, mental and spiritual level.