Cambridge-based contemporary dance company Jean Appolon Expressions (JAE) explores themes that are vital to Haitian and immigrant experiences. Weaving modern technique with Haitian folkloric dance, JAE sparks healing for dancers and audiences alike. The company will perform the World premiere of Traka (“Troubles” in Haitian Creole). Traka incorporates powerful reflections on injustice and trauma to explore how dance, culture, and community are pathways to healing. Renowned Haitian composer, turntablist, and Afrofuturist Val Jeanty will perform live during the event. 

Face coverings and proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test are required for programs taking place in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater.


The ICA is pleased to offer closed captioning and assistive listening devices for programs that take place in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater. Assistive Listening Devices are also available at the theater door. Captioning will be available via a QR code at the theater entrance and once accessed, captioning will be available on your phone. Staff will be on hand in the theater to assist you if necessary. Learn more about accessibility at the ICA. 

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Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.