Rara Tou Limen is thrilled to offer the community programmed activities featuring dance, music and cultural enrichment.
Here's to a dance season filled with CREATIVE ABUNDANCE * PROSPERITY * STRENGTH and SOLIDARITY within our dance community. We look forward to collectively celebrating the richness and vibrancy of Haitian culture with you!
Have You Heard The GOOD News?!
RTL turns 10!
2014 is our year, the 31st is our day, and during the month of MAY we are celebrating in a BIG way. We have a host of offerings for the community to begin in May, leading into our most ambitious and exciting project in August. Details coming SOON!
Alaso Kouzen Zaka! Dance + Song Workshop
Haitian Flag Day Celebration | RARA!
RTL Birthday Party!
RASANBLE! Haitian Arts & Culture Festival
We are grateful for another year, in deep gratitude for our community, and looking forward to continue to uplift a country whose culture has increasingly sustained the Bay Area’s artistic community and beyond.
Joanna Haigood, Kendra Kimbrough Barnes, Portsha Jefferson
Gregory Dawson w/ the Richard Howell Quintet
Joanna Haigood, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Portsha Jefferson
Gregory Dawson w/ Richard Howell Quintet
This weekend features world premieres by
Kendra Kimbrough Barnes
Clearance: Linking our Passage
Performed by The Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble
Set to music by Jazz Artist, Richard Howell Quintet
Dying While Black and Brown
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Excerpts from red, black & Green: a blues
Zanset Ibo/Nago: Nasyon Dechennen!
Performed by Rara Tou Limen
BRAZIL + HAITI UNITE!
Rara Tou Limen presented our latest artistic offering, Serpent BLESSINGS, to a warm, inviting, and responsive audience, at CONTINUITY: a collaborative dance workshop + performance with celebrated Brazilian dancer, and choreographer, Rosangela Silvestre, and Portsha Jefferson, artistic director of
Rara Tou Limen.
We were honored to share the stage with Rosangela Silvestre, bringing Brazil + Haiti together, while intertwining the powerful Serpent energy of Oxumare and Danbala Wedo. What a magical evening!
RTL Kanaval NEWS!
There was a winding, curving, hissing, moving entity that slithered it's way into San Francisco's Carnaval. The Serpent!
Oakland | San Francisco | Haiti email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DANCE * SONG * DRUM Workshops
Master Classes | Performances
School Residencies | Cultural Exchange Projects | Kanaval Group
Rara Tou Limen embodies a deep and cherished legacy, developing strength
and solidarity within its Haitian communities...
Rara Tou Limen continues to uplift a country whose culture has increasingly sustained the Bay Area’s artistic community and beyond!
Our objective is to help nurture and cultivate Haitian dance and music traditions in the Bay Area through building & enhancing working relationships between artists promoting Haitian culture across the U.S. and in Haiti.
In keeping with this tradition of exchange, Rara Tou Limen conducted its first cultural exchange tour to Haiti with 10 members in April '09 & April '13 to further investigate & research Haitian cultural traditions. [click pic 4 video]