Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theatre Collection

By Steve Hersh

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Collection Overview

Title: Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theatre Collection

Predominant Dates:1970s-1990s

ID: ASM0204

Creator: Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theatre

Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet. More info below.

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theatre Collection contains photographs, pamphlets, programs and other ephemera documenting the history of the theatre and its founder, Louines Louinis.

Biographical Note

"Mr. Louinis is the founder and artistic director of the well-known Louinès Louinis Haitian Dance Theater, Inc. He has been teaching and choreographing Haitian dance for over fifty years. He was the principal dancer and choreographer of The National Folkloric Troupe of Haiti. As the lead dancer and choreographer of Troupe Bacoulou of Mrs. Odette Wiener, Haiti, he toured Puerto Rico, St Thomas, St Croix, Washington DC and Canada.

In the USA, he started his dance career as an Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, NY teaching Afro-Haitian dance, Jazz, Modern Dance. He was a member of the Jean-Leon Destine Dance Foundation, Ltd, NY, special grant programs for schools and community organizations and a member of All Nations Dance Company, NY. Mr. Louinis has traveled widely, teaching Haitian and Katherine Dunham Technique. He has performed at numerous dance, music, and cultural festivals throughout the U.S.A., as well as in Cuba, Martinique and other countries. More recently, he has taught Caribbean dance technique & culture at Florida International University as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Dance." - Louines Louinis Hatian Dance Theatre website

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 box

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Gift of Louines Louinis and Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis

Related Materials: Haitian Diaspora Oral History Collection, 2010-2013 For more information please see http://www.louineslouinisdance.org/.

Preferred Citation: Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theatre Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Processed by Steve Hersh (2013).


Box and Folder Listing


Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs, n.d., 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Includes photographs of performances and dancers, including Katherine Dunham.
Folder 2: Photographs, n.d., 1971, 1982, 1985Add to your cart.
Photographs of performances and dancers, including Jean-Léon Destiné.
Folder 3: EphemeraAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Business cardsAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Promotional Packet: Prince of Haiti, King of Paris, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 3: Pamphlet: The Staten Island Ethnic Dance Ensemble, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Pamphlet: The Thirteenth Annual International Dunham Technique Seminar, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 5: Program: Haitian Dance 2002Add to your cart.
Item 6: Program: Troupe de Danse Bacoulou d'Haïti dans Bal Negre No. 2, 1964Add to your cart.
Item 7: A Celebration of Life Through Dance: Tribute to Louines Louinis, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Flyer: Museum of Contemporary Art Celebrates Haitian Culture, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 9: Certificate: Direction Generale De L'Education Nationale (Haiti)Add to your cart.
Item 10: Certificate: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 1969Add to your cart.
Item 11: Certificate: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 12: Syllabus: Cultural Dance Forms - Haitian Dance, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 13: Promotional Packet: Dance-A-Story, Inc., 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 4: DVD-R, n.d.Add to your cart.
Louines Louinis Hatian Dance Theatre Demo