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Véronëque Ignace

Véronëque Ignace

Véronëque Ignace

Véronëque Ignace, a curating performing artist, cultural activist, researcher, and community-based organizer, uses dance and writing to merge her passions for public health, Haiti, and wellness in such a way that allows for large-scale healing. With her movement, she hopes to complicate mechanisms for social change and health equity, connecting spiritual balance and self-understanding to modes of recovery and restoration. She says, “My movement codifies a history and language which I have inherited. In Haiti, dance and music become the guardians of tradition. Everywhere though, dance and music together are expressions, and I need them to communicate.” In 2016, Ignace founded Kriyol Dance! Collective, a collective of artist-leaders, to incite the unapologetic voices of Black arts, and Haitian culture in particular, through collaborative community organizing work and performance-based intervention.