WHAT IS KRIYE BODE?
Kriye bode is a term that signifies the call to participate. Kriye bode calls people together to dance, sing, drum, and rejoice in the energy of life as a community. As the artistic founder of Kriye bode, Peniel Guerrier has been bringing this Haitian experience to the people of New York since 2006. Every year the program grows and becomes more enriching than the previous year.
2020 has been a year like no other. We weren't able to bring Kriye to the stage this year but we came together as a community and brought Haitian dance to all corners of the world. Master teachers in Haitian dance taught weekly from August 13th to September 13th. It was an amazing example of what can be accomplished when we use our collective energy to educate, promote and preserve Haitian culture.