Lakaï Dance Theatre
The brainchild of choreographer McKersin, Lakaï Dance Theatre (LDT) takes its name and driving purpose from the word for “home” in McKersin’s native tongue of Haitian Creole.
LDT draws from jazz, hip-hop, and Afro-Diasporic styles while incorporating powerful spoken word and live music to paint complex stories that reflect the realities of inner-city existence. The company makes work that uses the idea of home to trace the ripple effects not only of harm, but also of healing, through families and neighborhoods. LDT explores these narratives in their latest performance piece, The Block – an intricate and candid look at the nexus of urban cultural incubation.