Marie Casimir

Marie Casimir is a Haitian American performer, writer, producer, and lecturer of African and African diaspora dance in the Clara Luper African & African American Studies Department at OU. She is the founder and director of Djaspora Productions, supporting and producing art that connects artists of color locally and globally. She is a co-founder and producer of the Instigation Festival, a dance and music festival in Chicago and New Orleans. A 2018 Ragdale Artists Fellow and recipient of a OneLove Nola Residency, she has served as an arts and culture consultant for the Consulate of Haiti in Chicago and associate director of Links Hall in Chicago.

  • Three dancers lunging to the left, with a dark red background
    Marie Casimir
    OU School of Dance students performing Women Like Us at the 2018 Neustadt Lit Fest / Photo by Nancy Barcelo In her latest collection of essays, The Art of Death: Writing the Final Stor...

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