What can be said about Haiti. As I look back into my memory banks to find what personal knowledge I have of this place and its people, I instantly think of Ms Katherine Dunham. Anthropologist, dancer, teacher, priestess of vodun, Haitian and African-American rights activist. How she would have grieved this devastation. And Zora Neale Hurston, also a scholar-artist. Both of these women did ethnographic fieldwork in Haiti; both expressed that work in writing and in choreography. Whatever I know about Haiti, I know through them.
Renée Rothman, PhD
Dancer, writer, thinker, worker, and all that jazz
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