As part of the cultural component of the 8th Games of La Francophonie, held in Abidjan (the capital of Ivory Coast) until July 30, 2017, our 10 Haitian artists in competition (5 Hip Hop dancers, 2 Puppeteers, 1 Photographer , 1 Painter and 1 sculptor) try to get medals against high-level opponents…
After the first few days, Haiti swings between hope for medals and disappointment…
Update on our artists :
Hip-Hop Dance :
After two days of intensive repetitions, the Hip-Hop dancers of the UNISTEP group entered the final round at Canal aux Bois on Tuesday to face 17 other competitors. Despite a good performance more or less appreciated by some spectators, they did not manage to qualify among the 8 countries retained for the final phase (Battle) of the contest. Rendez-vous in 2021 for our Haitian dancers…
Tara E. Levros, the Haitian photographer, is awaiting deliberation of the Jury of the Museum of Civilizations. Tara has been subjected since the beginning of the Games to practical exercises which have led her to various sites in the Ivory Coast. She will be judged on the basis of the works she had already sent to the organizers and the photos she has just produced during the competition.
Yvens Orélien is one of our great medal hopes for the moment as his work exhibited at the Museum of Civilizations has aroused admiration. Yvens has already realized a Sculpture on the spot on the subject of immigration and awaits the verdict of the Jury.
Wednesday, July 26, the band of Ernst Saint-Rome, jumped into the competition with 9 other nations. Unfortunately the performance of the puppets of Mackendy and Steeve Marcéus did not convince the members of the Jury to grant them the right to move to the last phase of the five qualified countries.
Jaboin Darthon, always focused on his work, is determined to return in Haiti with a medal. As part of his practical work, he has already painted in two days, two paintings on the theme of Love. And awaits the decision of the Jury.