Kasé Dans is a 1 year course created by Peniel. This program will help students explore the field of Haitian dance, vodou, and folkloric music while also providing the fundamental knowledge needed to perform and teach the basic principles of Haitian folkloric music, dance and tradition.
Music education * Learn how to play basic rhythms on each of the 3 main drums used in Haitian dance. Understand the role that each instrument has in order to function as a "family".
Dance * History, origin, meaning, spirits, symbols, and materials used for ceremony. Exploring the differences between ritual and folkloric dances. The importance of connection between the music and the dance.
Performance Prep & Choreography * Translating music and dance from ceremony to stage.