A tribute to Dr. Michael Dash


A tribute to Professor Michael Dash

The Tout-Monde Festival is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Michael Dash.  

Dr. Dash had inaugurated the first edition of the Tout-Monde Festival in March 2018 at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, in a conversation with Edwidge Danticat about Edouard Glissant’s concept of the “Tout-Monde”.

He was a highly appreciated scholar, author, and Professor of French Literature, Thought and Culture at New York University, and one of the few translators of Edouard Glissant’s work. 

He will be missed by us all, for his beautiful personality, generous mind and brilliant work. 



2018 Edition : Hétéronomonde
Miami, March 1-4,2018

Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL

Opening speeches (Auditorium)

Moderations and introductions by Vanessa Selk, Cultural Attaché of the French Embassy and Festival Director:

  • Presentation of the partnership by Tobias Ostrander, Chief Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.
  • Presentation of the Festival by Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States.
  • Inauguration by Christiane Taubira, Cultural Ambassador of the Tout-Monde Festival and former Minister of Justice of France.

Inaugural Conference (Auditorium)

  • Introduction and presentation by Edwidge Danticat, Moderating author.
  • Edwidge Danticat & Michael Dash in conversation: “Edouard Glissant’s Tout-Monde: relevance and significance in politics and arts.” Followed by Q/A from the audience.

Hétéronomonde, Tout-Monde Festival first edition (Auditorium)

  • Introduction of Hétéronomonde Edition 2018/2019 by Claire Tancons & Johanna Auguiac, Festival Curators.
  • “Solar”: dance and musical improvisation on jazz by Jacques Schwarz-Bart & Léna Blou.

Peace Offering (Portico)

  • VIP reception (by invitation only)

DAY 2: Friday, MARCH 2ND
The Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL

Caribbean short-film program curated by Third Horizon (Auditorium)

“Tezen” Haïti/France |2016| Directed by Shirley Bruno | 26 min. Followed by Q/A with Shirley Bruno conducted by Jason Fitzroy Jeffers.


“Protect me” and “Figure One” installations by Kenny Dunkan (on view through March), permanent collection of the Wolfsonian Museum-FIU. Informal tour with the artist and curators.


Conversation with Kenny Dunkan (Wolfsonian Café).


“Back Basics” Live performance by Kenny Dunkan (Bridge Tender House)

Tout-Monde Teens!

5pm-6pm: “Get on Board! A Caribbean cruise through The Wolfsonian’s archives”, a pedagogic tour and explanation of a display of The Wolfsonian-FIU archives on Caribbean cruises and ships. Curated by Frank Luca, Chief Librarian, Adjunct Professor of History, Wolfsonian-FIU. Show open thought March 3rd.

DAY 3: Saturday, MARCH 3RD
Little Haiti Cultural Complex
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL


Yarimar Bonilla, Author, and Claire Tancons & Johanna Auguiac, Festival Curators in conversation: “hétéronomonde” (class room).


“You belong to the wind”, performance by Jean-François Boclé (Plaza and Caribbean Market).


“Le cri de mes racines”, a duo dance performance and visual poem dedicated to Haïti by Josiane Antourel and Yna Boulangé.


Caribbean short-film program curated by Third Horizon


“Notebook of a return to my native land” by Aimé Césaire, Theatre Recital interpreted and directed by Jacques Martial.

Tout-Monde Teens!

11 am-5 pm: “Watch out, Soukounyan!” A workshop to create your own storyboard on a famous Caribbean legend. Workshop led by Guillaume Lorin, animation film director from Guadeloupe who directed the movie Vanille, in partnership with Édouard Duval-Carrié, Haitian-American artist who created a series of Soukounyan.

Ongoing at the Wolfsonian-FIU:

5pm-6pm: “Get on Board! A Caribbean cruise through the Wolfsonian’s archives”.

Mana Wynwood
2400 NW 5th Avenue, Miami, FL


Festival Curators, artists & public in conversation: “Tout-Monde Roundtable”.


A collective visual arts/photography exhibition with selected works from Kelly Sinnapah Mary, Robert Charlotte, Julien Creuzet, Mirtho Linguet, Shirley Rufin, Adler Guerrier, Jillian Mayer, Loriel Beltran. Presentation of the artworks by the Festival Curators.


Caribbean short-film program curated by Third Horizon.


Caribbean short film program curated by Third HorizonVideo installation and performance by Julien Creuzet.

Little Haïti Cultural Complex

Tout-Monde Award Ceremony with Christiane Taubira, Sylvie Glissant, Clément Leclerc and Edouard Duval-Carrié, Tout-Monde Jury President.
Followed by a Caribbean buffet and celebration.

Tout-Monde Teens!

3 pm-5 pm: “Tout-Monde Live: the urban art show”, three Caribbean artists, muralist Ronald Cyrille, slammer Black Kalagan and Miami-based dancer Stephon Gibson unite to create a spectacular street art performance illustrating the “Tout-Monde”, of Edouard Glissant. Show curated by Street Art for Mankind, a non-profit platform uniting street artists committed to end children’s trafficking in the world.