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      December 9, 2017

      Saturday   7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

      1515 Nostrand Ave
      Brooklyn, New York 11226

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      Lakou NOU 2017: Each Body is a Miracle (Part 3)

      PART 3: A Staged Reading of Good Blood

      Diane Exavier (East Flatbush) uses her Lakou NOU residency to develop her original play Good Blood. With “Each Body is a Miracle,” Exavier delves deeper into some of the play’s issues and themes of immigration, partnership/intimacy, and health through social practice. She segments her project into three parts: 1) field notes, where she asks, what health issues are most affecting the lives and bodies of Haitian community members in East Flatbush today? 2) community crafting, where she’ll facilitate a floral crown making workshop, related to the Haitian traditional practice of plasaj, where participants of any age can attend and through a brief meditative exercise, decide the conditions under which they want to live, and 3) reportage, an exercise in active dramaturgy, combining research and documentation with live performance. She aims to compile her field notes into a brief report on pertinent health issues facing Haitian residents in East Flatbush and create a photobook sharing portraits from the Community Crafting event. Both will be available to view and peruse at a final reading of Good Blood, the play that serves as inspiration to this entire residency.

      DATE/TIME: Saturday, December 9 | 7-10pm
      LOCATION: Brooklyn Fete
      1515 Nostrand Ave | Brooklyn, NY 11226

      Lakou NOU (“Our Yard” in Haitian Creole), HCX’s newest program, is a creative adaption of the traditional rural Haitian communal living system which embodies the intersection of land, family, spirituality, resource sharing and joint work. This project provides four artists of Haitian descent with the opportunity to create and present new work by connecting their skills and talents to four traditionally underserved Brooklyn neighborhoods, home to generations of Haitians and Haitian-Americans: Crown Heights, Canarsie, East Flatbush, and Flatbush. Visit for more info!

      Categories: Education | Literary & Books | Neighborhood

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