Archive for June, 2012

Kriye Bode!

Kriye Bode Celebration! Michèle Voltaire Marcelin was honored Saturday, June 16th at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn.   She received an award for her poetry at the 7th annual Kriye Bode celebration.  The Haitian term Kriye Bode signifies the call to participate.  It calls people to join together as a community to dance, […]

Poètes, vos papiers!

"Poètes… vos papiers !",  un spectacle qui fait résonner les notes musicales et les mots tendres, audacieux, puissants ou ludiques auxquels Michèle Voltaire Marcelin offre sa voix rauque et sensuelle et Buyu Ambroise, la sonorité de son saxophone.  Manuscrits, correspondances, rimes et déraisons, textes rares ou non, célèbres ou inédits, "Poètes, vos papiers !" ~ […]

Stones in the sun

Voices from Haiti  INNERview with screen sisters Edwidge Danticat and Michèle Voltaire Marcelin ~ written by Katia D. Ulysse Multi-talented powerhouses Edwidge Danticat and Michèle Voltaire Marcelin deliver outstanding performances in Patricia Benoit’s debut film, Wòch nan Solèy (Stones in the sun). The movie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival recently. Audiences in the DC Metro area had a […]

Portrait of the actress

“A portrait! What could be more simple and more complex, more obvious and more profound.”  ~  Charles Baudelaire.      Monday evening found me sitting for a portrait for photographer Leslie Jean-Bart.   As part of his latest creative series, Leslie requested each “sitter” come with a significant personal object. I chose a Venetian mask I […]