Toussaint L'Ouverture (c. 1743-1803) was a Haitian general and independence leader. He freed his people from human enslavement. The Haitian Revolution was complicated because you had French, French-Americans, Africans, African-Americans and French-Africans all fighting each other. Plus there was fighting against the Spanish rulers of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and … [Read more...] about Remember Toussaint L’Ouverture, Early Leader of the Haitian Revolution
World Puppetry Day brings together all the puppeteers of Earth on March 21. The day seeks to promote the traditions and the future of puppetry. It was started by UNIMA - Union Internationale de la Marionnette in 2003 at the suggestion of Iranian puppeteer Javad Zolfaghari. UNIMA is an NGO affiliated with UNESCO. World Puppetry Day 2021 Teatro SEA, the Latino … [Read more...] about Celebrate World Puppetry Day!
On World Ballet Day, the world's leading ballet companies take you behind the scenes to see a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer. Ballet is an Italian court dance, developed in France, preserved in Russia and Denmark, and reintroduced to the world by Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes out of Paris in the 1910-20s. New York City Ballet's founding choreographer … [Read more...] about World Ballet Day 2019