THE WHITE PARTY 2015 NEW Year. NEW Energy. NEW Beginnings. February 1, 2015
Yes, it was Super Bowl Sunday, but that didn't stop us from having our own Super Blessed and Spirited White Party!
From the opening prayers to Papa Legba, to the down home Negro spirituals, into the sacred sounds of Lakou Souvenance, our "Church" space was cleansed and we were fortified! Your presence, energy, participation, and support of the White Party is deeply appreciated. This is RTL's offering to YOU. It is truly a privilege to provide a safe, sacred, non-competitive, healing space for you to begin your new year with positive energy and good intentions.
My RTL family, WE stepped up and took initiative! I am beaming with pride! Your trust, love and support sustains me. Here's to constantly growing and evolving...together. I give thanks to the Spirit of the drum, and to the drummers who were lead by that Spirit to provide the foundation for us. Thank you.
New Year. New Energy. New Beginnings. Claim it. Embrace it. Live it! Ayibobo!
The WHITE PARTY 2013 New Year. New Energy. New Beginnings.
RTL ushered in our 2013 dance season with a community White Party to open, cleanse, and praise, within our sacred space at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts. Our Souls were lifted! Procession. Praise. DANCE!
There was a winding, curving, hissing, moving entity that slithered it's way into San Francisco's Carnaval. The Serpent!
This year, we honored the Serpent & the Rainbow, affectionately known in Haiti, as Danbala and Ayida Wedo. Together, they embody gentleness, tranquility and peace, which sustains the world. Danbala and his wife, Ayida Wedo play a significant function through healing processes, by offering a cool head, serenity and certainty.
Kanaval '12 - Bel KONGO! Celebrating the Power of Love. Life. Transformation!
RTL's Rara at the Lake 2 (2011) What an awesome way to celebrate life! We give thanks to the power of DANCE and the divine DRUM to bring the community together! Thank you RTL family, friends and community for the charged energy, good vibes and the savory buffet!
Fet Gede Sèt (2010) Featuring: Emmanuel "Manno" Louis Artistic Director, Ayiti Dans Ansanm (ADA)
RTL Performance Workshop - "Konbit" Harvest: Fall Choreographers Showcase
Kanaval '05 - Through Unity We Are Strong
Kanaval '06 - In Spirit of our Ancestors: REBIRTH. REBUILD. RECONNECT