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Art & Life with Alain Hurrikane Lauture

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alain Hurrikane Lauture.

Alain, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Born in Port-au-prince, Haiti the island of the Caribbean is full of music different drums different instruments descending from African cultures and also Haiti’s aboriginals native cultures, it is to be surrounded by music I was always in love with music and dance but as a boy I was just too shy to ever actually do it, but I have always been a fan of music dance of movements of art. moving to the USA was a big culture change but fortunately for me black culture rules the USA so music and dance is still there the love continues to grow, but still so very shy and timid to participate, my focus was school, work and making it to a great university by the end of my high school days and the beginning of college years I got more involved with dancing, more and more until it was all that I did, and all that I was surrounded by it became all that I do, so I gave up school to dance professionally in 2008 and I just never looked back.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I am a movement artist, at times I dance without music and many more times I dance with music, I always want to say something and want to show something. Both side of dance is choreography and freestyle as known as improve, when I freestyle my massage is always to just be, simply allow your being to be as honest as possible no fear, no perfections, no thinking.

Whatever that is being felt or coming out in that moment, just let it be let it come just let it happen. my message is to get to know ourselves every day and do not be afraid of honesty and sharing your true self with the world I believe that will inspire so many to not be afraid of who they are, and get to know who they are and just be themselves to simply be and live. So we can all be more aware and have more empathy and actually pay attention to one another.

Since my dance brought me so much closer to myself and really help me get to know who I am, so I try to share that with the people because it is a beautiful thing, that strong relationship with self. Also talking about what is going on in the world, I can create a choreograph peace or I can freestyle, to current events. World issues like racism, police brutality, gun violence, systematic unfairness to certain groups of people. The more knowledge gain is the more I want to share that knowledge with people, if I am aware of something I would like to bring that awareness to the rest of the world sharing knowledge through movements.

Artists rarely, if ever pursue art for the money. Nonetheless, we all have bills and responsibilities and many aspiring artists are discouraged from pursuing art due to financial reasons. Any advice or thoughts you’d like to share with prospective artists?
Figure out how you can work with your art, find ways that are many things we can do and or create that could bring us income, and it is also staying consistent on working on your craft don’t ever get ready always be ready. like in the beginning of my dance career myself and some close friends when we decided to give all our time to our art, it was not easy myself I’ve been working since I was 14 years of age, so I never knew how it was like to not be employed by someone before. So then we decided to do street shows and subway shows in New York City it was the perfect way to make some earnings and also working on our arts. It was extremely difficult but so much growth and new discoveries happens in those shows and my friend and I are extremely grateful for experiencing that.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Access is so much easier now with social media, whenever if there is an event, or a project coming up I will always post it on my social media platforms.

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Image Credit:
first two are by Maria J Hackett, next black and white is by Kien Quan, next is by Little Shao, other is by Sasha Box

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