539 Tremont St
Lakou Ayiti is an interdisciplinary production that meditates on the “lakou” and its loss in the Haitian imagination in a way that also speaks to a universal condition. In Haitian Kreyol, the word “lakou” carries multiple meanings. It can mean either home or the idea of home, the place that calls us back to a sense of belonging, without which we are not whole. Award-winning author Edwidge Danticat has guided the creation of the production soundscape that knits together stories of Haitians living in Boston, including Jean Appolon’s own immigration story. Our dancers will be performing to an original score created by musician Val Jeanty, incorporating traditional Haitian music and the words of American immigrants telling their stories.
Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theater
Friday, March 17 – 8pm
Saturday, March 18 – 3pm (family-focused performance)
Saturday, March 18 – 8pm
Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes, one intermission.