Born and Raised in Haiti, Laura Beaubrun is a dancer/choreographer and precursor of “Atelier Initiation au Lakou”, she graduated in interior architecture and is currently in art therapy training in Lausanne (Switzerland) at HETSL ( Haute Ecole de Travail Social et de la Santé). She created a special workshop called ” ESSENCE ‘ with her company “ADJAE Atelier Creation”, where attention is directed towards the consciousness of body and mind. Through a pedagogy adapted to all audiences and at all levels and disciplines, Laura will present the essence of the traditional Haitian dance. It relies on the notion of form of each movement, step by step on melodic and rhythmic cycles. The dance classes will be taught with ‘live’ or audio singing and percussion accompaniment and will end with an intuitive choreography that students will have to perform together, like a large family in a single ‘Lakou’.