Project Sponsors:

The Center for Collaborative and International Art

The French Ministry of Art and Communication

The Regional Council of Guadeloupe

The University of Georgia

Kennesaw State University

The University of West Georgia

Spelman College

The Institut des Amériques

Emory University

The Auburn Ave Research Library


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Lénablou Trilogie Project

My Lénablou journey started in the summer 2012 in Guadeloupe where I was conducting various interviews with prominent Guadeloupean authors, activists, and artists (including Léna Blou). I did not know then that a few months later I would be the director of a voluminous and byzantine budget that would bring Lénablou and her Trilogie Dance Company to the USA for an 11-day GA Tour.

From September 29 through October 9, 2013: the internationally acclaimed Caribbean dance artist Lénablou visited several GA venues with her dancers and musicians. They hold public events ranging from lectures, round tables, community discussions, master classes, impromptu demonstrations, and performances. The aim was to engage the public on various socio-cultural issues and knowledge pertaining to the French/Caribbean and the African Diaspora. A French Film crew flew to GA to document their Tour as part of a future documentary film to be aired internationally.

We had about 2,300 attendees for our various events! This was a stunning successful collaborative project!

Access to Lénablou's thank you letter (French Version), click here!

Dr. Gladys M. Francis