“Every time the dancers of Ayikodans step on stage, the spiritual richness of this people, their great historical struggles and their hopes for the future come alive and are expressed with the body.”
– Panorama Magazine
With a history of sold-out shows, Ayikodans returns to the Arsht Center to present its newest production combining world music and dance.
On the brink of extinction following a catastrophic earthquake in 2010, Haiti’s premiere dance troupe found a helping hand in Miami. In 2013, with the help of money raised through an effort led by the Adrienne Arsht Center, Ayikodans opened the doors to its new dance studio outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Ayikodans company members have danced on stages in Latin America, Europe, the United States and Asia, performing at such venues as Palacio de Bellas Artes in the Dominican Republic, Tropentheater in The Netherlands, Teatro Anayansi in Panama, and Rencontres de Danses Metisses in French Guyana (Guyane Française). In addition, Saintus set a piece on the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble which premiered at Lincoln Center’s prestigious Out of Doors festival in 2012.