Dr. L’Antoinette Stines is most recently known for her speech that was used in the beginning of The Carters’ [the Jay-Z and Beyoncé musical duo] “BLACK EFFECT.”
“Well there’s love of children, love of self, love of God, love a partner. All of them have a different shape, but all of them are the same in the end. It’s about sensitivity. It’s about passion. It’s about unconditional giving of self to another person. And there’s love of humanity. That’s the love that is right now needed the most, love of humanity. But in everything and all of that love, there is a soul. [. . .] When you find the perfect match, that compatibility results in passion, results in unconditional giving of self.” – Dr. L’Antoinette Stines
Who exactly is this eloquent speaker who is now coming to the forefront of music news?
Dr. L’Antoinette Stines is a Kingston, Jamaican dancer, choreographer, lecturer, administrator, author, and visionary. She is the creator of L’Antech, a modern contemporary Caribbean dance technique.
“L’Antech now joins classical ballet with a step-by-step system which has been codified and is examinable,” says Stines. There is a combination of African ancestral rhythms, modern contemporary moves, and classical ballet in the technique.
Stines lectures internationally and is also the founder of Miami’s first primarily black dance company, L’Acadco. She has a vision of using dance to bring together the tri-ethnic communites of Caucasian, Spanish, and African-American.
“[. . .] unless you engage the soul when you dance, then you are really just doing something else other than dancing.”
Follow Dr. L’Antoinette Stines on Twitter @LAntoinetteS.