My venture in this regard brought the concept of Circles of Our Civilizations, an inspiration whose first spark came to me a little more than 20 years ago.
It was then an evidence. Today, it is a call stronger than anything and everything…
There was a need then to prove, through my ancestral lineage, my unquestionable existence rising from remarkably skilful and ingenious progressive civilizations.
Today’s conviction is that it is essential for all of us to acknowledge the universal and nurturing well of our civilization's timeless spirit, always there within our reach, deeply rooted in us.
Indigenous, Kemet / Nubian and Caribbean civilizations uphold sacred circles keepers of an inextinguishable flame yet.
Bringing upfront and spreading at large the values of those cultures induce to elevate our consciousness and pierce through their underlying reality...
Seizing the flame, appreciating and integrating it with respect and integrity, ensures better balance and harmony in all, for ourselves and the whole humanity.
Where does this daring spirit come from?
Born in Haiti, I
carry Indigenous, Kemet / Nubian and Caribbean lineage in me, body and soul.
The concept of Circles of Our Civilisations takes its roots in the days when
I was a student in visual arts and languages at the University of Ottawa. I was
more at the library than in my classes, though.
In fact, the
great library of that renowned institution was overwhelmingly garnished with myriads
of works on Indigenous, Kemet /Nubian and Caribbean art history and cultures. A gold
mine in itself.
Believe it or not,
in the cursus on art history, theories and practices, there was nothing about Indigenous,
Kemet / Nubian and Caribbean cultures, just as if they were non-existent.
This bias got
strongly under my skin; it was a clear statement that I do not exist. However
if we understand that We are One, rectification is essential.
I thus decided
to bring light on humanity in its integrality. That’s where my daring spirit
"A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a
She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her
destination ready to be herself and only herself."
~ Maya Angelou
Did you know that we are all indigenous?
people lineages are spread in all continents on the planet.
conscious that they have been discriminate to the extent of eradication if not to the lowest denigration. In a lot of cases, it’s been apparently a success.
and there, there’s evidence that they were able to keep alive the essence of
the ancestral cultures they had inherited.
The memory of
this legacy is in each and everyone of us.
"He who can’t conceive himself anew is dying."
~ Bob Dylan
Sacred Circles of Our Civilizations' spirit
The concept of circles of Our civilizations is an action based research with the starting point to claim the integral history of humanity from within and, from a growing awareness that all men's and women's misfortunes stem from not knowing how to dance life.
The project to demonstrate that indeed we are born to dance our lives, is the creation of Dances Spirit Sacred Circles of Our Civilizations.
This project is viable as a place of integrative assertion of our ancestral knowledge legacies, in
position to serve, promote and expand ancestral arts from Indigenous, Kemet / Nubian and Caribbean cultures.
This project is in its infancy. The major structural foundations are visualized, consisting of:
- business center, research center and residential real estate complex, to foster intangible heritage exchanges
- structures for local and international exchanges to foster intangible heritage expansion
- library international and fair trade boutiques
- art and performance classes, thematic workshops on wellness through conscious movement
- theaters and studios for artistic, cultural exchanges and, rentals
- business innovation models such as the Daana Generosity Concept
- Dance Theatre Company in permanent residence
Kadans World Dances Spirit Danses Aktivis Art introduce us to the essence and timeless spirit of Dances Spirit Sacred Circles of Our Civilizations's vision.
World sacred principles
African American: Kwanzaa Nguzo Saba (Seven Principles of Kwanzaa)
Haiti: 12 Bwa Kayiman Principles as heritage of reference
Africa: IFA: Òrìṣa Scientific Spirituality