I decided to play it safe without the sacrifice, but have The Manbo (@sunebear) dance with force and conviction, while ritually spraying the dancers with rum, to put them in a trance to call upon the Spirits. It was hot, and worked well, but I have always thought that something was "missing" when depicting her.
On October 1, 2016 RTL presented Dancing Spirits: A Night of Traditional Haitian Drum, Dance & Ritual Theater
TWA's Mission: to commemorate Bwa Kayiman, but to also explore, through our creative process, the contribution of women to the Haitian Revolution. Specifically, the contributions of Cécile Fatiman.
1. What would it take for an ordinary woman to rise above her current circumstance and be a fundamental actor in a major turning point in Haitian history?
2. What would her personal and spiritual process look like?
3. What are the different ways the spirits that walk with her would accompany her, helping to fulfill her mission?