Kettly Noel

Choreographer and dancer (Haiti/Mali)


| Utne Reader September / October 2007


Noel, from Port au Prince, Haiti, began dancing seriously at the age of 17. In 1996 she moved to Benin, where she began to train local youngsters -- many of whom went on to become members of the Benin National Ballet -- in contemporary dance. In 1999 she moved to Mali and started a similar project. Her choreographic work deals with identity and the fight for the position of African women.

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