NY-based choreographer Tatiana Desardouin and Passion Fruit Dance Company bring bold street and club dance styles to the stage. The performance features moving testimony from four women with different backgrounds and a range of life stories, revealing both their pain and paths to joy. While the piece explores difficult social issues faced by women, it conveys a broad message of hope, celebration and an invitation to unfold and release mental blocks.
The performance will be preceded by a kickoff party from 6-8pm in FIAF’s Tinker Auditorium to celebrate the opening of the Crossing The Line Festival. Open only to performance attendees.
Choreographed, produced, and directed by Tatiana Desardouin
Performed by Mai Lê Ho, Lauriane Ogay, Nubian Néné, and Gyeun “Lobel” Jeong
Of Haitian lineage, Tatiana Desardouin was born and raised in Switzerland and is based in New York. She is a professional dancer, choreographer, instructor, consultant, organizer, and curator, with a master’s degree in adult education and a bachelor’s degree in psychology (University of Geneva).
Passion Fruit Dance Company
Passion Fruit Dance Company is a street & club dance and educational company founded in 2016, composed of Tatiana Desardouin (Haitian & Swiss, founder, artistic director, chorographer), Laurianne Ogay (Swiss), and Mai Lê Hô (French-Vietnamese), Nubian Néné (Canadian/haitian), and Lobel (Korean).