Colonisation in Reverse: Jean-Léon Destiné Exhibition

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Jean-Léon Destiné (1918 – 2013) is known for his choreography that addresses Haiti’s history of resistance again colonialism and slavery. Featuring archival materials, some of which have never been presented in public before, Jean- Destiné’s rich and colourful career is brought to life Léon.

Colonisation in Reverse: Jean-Léon Destiné Exhibition is part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF), an annual international dance festival produced by Serendipity.  The festival features performances, discussions, workshops and a conference exploring dance as a medium for positive change.

To leave your thoughts, reflections and favourite moments from Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF) 2021 why not write a note in the LDIF 2021 Guestbook found here.

Serendipity acknowledges the kind permission of the Louise Bennett Coverley Estate and Coverley Holdings Inc to use Louise Bennett Coverley’s Colonization in Reverse in the exhibition and as inspiration for the title.
Image Description : A black and white aged image of a man’s face, cropped in tight to frame his eyes and mouth.
Image Credit: Jean-Léon Destiné, 2003, photograph by Mike Van Sleen.

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