Dance Centre Instructor
Summer Class! Saturdays June 16 - September 8, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Peniel Guerrier began his formal dance training in 1987.
HMaxi, the most prestigious teacher in Haiti, was impressed
his dancing and invited Peniel to study at his school.
Subsequently, Peniel danced with the National Dance
Haiti for 8 years and toured all over the world: Venezuela,
Hungary, Japan, Montreal, Germany, Santo Domingo, and
United States. During this time, he also toured with the
Baccoulou Dance Company. While in Haiti, in addition to
performing, Peniel taught at the National Dance Theatre and
ENARTS. He moved to the United States where he continues
perform and teach in New York City and Boston. He was a
teacher and guest artist at Smith College, Mt. Holyoke
Greenfield Community College, Amherst College, Wellesley
College, and Brown University. As a teacher, choreographer,
performer, Peniel’s vision has different aspects, but the most
important is to establish and extend the Haitian folkloric
structure and technique.
From the island of Haiti, these dances take their rhythms
from the slaves from Africa. At its root are ritual and religious
dances from gods and goddess. It includes lot of hips,
shoulders, and wavy body movements.
||Week of: Jan 14, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019
|African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
6:00PM - 7:30PM