Artistic resume

Karine LaBel is an acknowledged freelance artist, dance choreographer and dance teacher living in Vienna. She sees her artistic contribution in creative personal development through dance and ceremonies. LaBel has been a lecturer at the University Sports Institute in Vienna since 2000, and has been teaching at ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival since 2004. 
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Educational background

2016: Official ZUMBA® Instructor

2009/2010: 2 weeks seminar Teacher Teaching Teachers (TTT)

2007: Diploma of Instructor "Nike Rockstar Workout Dancehall"

1999: 5-weeks seminar in Haiti where she completed dance courses with Vivianne Gautier, the Grande Dame of Haitian dance
1995: Studied African dance with Georges Momboy in Paris (known in Austria through the Wiener Tanzwochen)
1993: Initiation and deepen practice into traditional Haitian dance in Lakou Souvenance (the most important religious pilgrimage place in Haiti)
1991: Aritistic activities in Paris (France). Regulary dance teacher to children aged from 4-11 for the City of Paris until 1996
1988: Baccalauréat, Haitian national secondary-school diploma (equivalent Matura/Abitur)
1970: Born in Les Cayes (Haiti)


she speaks créole, french, german and english

Artistic and professional activities



Haitianische Tanzworkshops, Stuttgart


Performance, Institut Français, Berlin


African singing, vocal polyphony from Central Africa

Njamy Sitson & Karine LaBel, Vienna




Event of the Embassy of the Haitian Republic in Germany, Berlin
As part of the United Buddy Bears exhibition
Traditional Haitian dance with live drums
Claude Saturne, Paolo Cedras & Karine LaBel


Workshop Haitianischer Tanz für Erwachsene und Kinder, Berlin

Paulo Cedraz on drums & Karine LaBel


Teacher at ImpulsTanz, International Dance Festival, Vienna

Technical dance

Afro-Haitian Dance, Basistraining mit Live-Trommelmusik

Saturdance, Project "Tanz die Toleranz", Brunnenpassage, Vienna


International Festival for Contemporary Dance, Potsdamer Tanztage 2017, Germany (Potsdam/Berlin)

Workshop Afro-Haitianischer Tanz mit Live Musik
Workshop Afro-Haitianischer Tanz for young dancers


Afro Haitian Dance Performance by Karine la Bel, Charity Akuma & Ahmed Mbaye, Percussion

at "#intervent11 - PASSION - Leib und Leidenschaft, Kunst und Philosophie im Dialog"
Initiator Hr. Dr. Leo Hemetsberger, Philosoph





Tanz die Toleranz – Tanzworkshop "Afro- Haitianisch", Brunnenpassage, Vienna


ImpulsTanz, teaching at International Dance Festival, Vienna:

Afro-Haitian Dance in combination with live percussion
Ratatouille an Afro-Dance and come together cooking workshop


Saturdance, Project "Tanz die Toleranz", Brunnenpassage, Vienna



"Tanzen, kochen, reden, spüren", in Südwind-Magazin für Internationale Politik, Kultur und Entwicklung

Wieso das ImPulsTanz-Festival am besten ist, wenn man selbst im Rahmen von Workshops mitmacht, erfuhr Stefanie Braunisch von der Choreografin Karine LaBel.


Community Cooking and Dancing, at "youngCaritas" in the Brotfabrik Vienna


International Festival for Contemporary Dance, Tanztage 2016, Potsdam (Berlin), Germany

Adult Worshop and Kids Workshop


Youth workshops serie, WUK, Vienna, Austria





Workshop Jugendklub
Afro-Caribbean Dance, Festspielhaus, Sankt Pölten, Austria
Cleansing Ritual, WUK-Wien
Located in the Haitian tradition this dance invites to a personal release

co-organizing a charity flea market in favor of the austrian-haitian help-association „Hand in Hand mit Haiti”, at WUK-Wien

Intercultural Workshop on behalf AYBOBO-Association
Initiating intercultural communication through after-dance come together activity on cooking and round table discussion

„Heimat am Herd“, Kurier Zeitung am Samstag (austrian national issue, 5 th Jun 2015)
LaBel is talking with journalist Heidi Strobl about her intercultural come together cooking-workshops

Videodance choreography
Videoclip “One By One” by austrian Artist Coshiva
Creation and implementation choregraphy for the dance-crew





TV-documentary about “afro-haitian-dance” on Austrian national TV-Channel ORF2 (3.5.2014)
The Journalists Silvana Meixner and Ajda Sticker report in there weekly national broadcast “Heimat fremde Heimat” about LaBel’s afro-haitian-dance concept

Lecturer in a project of Satu Kristiina Herrala
Sauna Community Amalienbad

Vodou goes East
Contemporary dance project together with Angela Vadori, ImPulsTanz, Wien

Intercultural Workshops together with Djoutala Seydi,
Initiating intercultural communication through come together activity on cooking

Haitian ritual dance performance
La sirène and Jemania together with Atissou Loko

Saturday Dance, Tanz die Toleranz
Caritas Wien


ImpulsTanz 2014





Dance Workshop
Pilipili Zurich, Switzerland

Intercultural Workshops,
Initiating intercultural communication through come together on cooking

Saturdance, Tanz die Toleranz
Caritas Wien


Instructor at AKASSA Festival, Vienna


ImpulsTanz 2013





In the conference closing: Chancen auf Lebenserfolg für die Jugend
House of European Union, Vienna

Fundraising performance
„Der Ruf der Corn Lanbi“ in favor of the austrian-haitian help-association „Hand in Hand mit Haiti”

Fundraising, Intercultural Performance
Soul art, Ost Klub, Vienna

Dance Workshop
Pilipili Zurich, Switzerland

Saturday Dance, Tanz die Toleranz
Caritas Wien

Haitian Ritual Dance


ImpulsTanz 2012





Workshops & Performances
La Croisée des Cultures, Genf, Switzerland 


ImpulsTanz 2011




Antagone dance theatre

Weltjournal documentary film (ORF)

Project Tanz die Toleranz in the Brunnen Passage

Topic Whater in the Zoom museum for children

Dance performance for the haitian community in Belgium

TTT jardin d'europe.

Contemporary Dance Education

Dance film production

Hip90 Fitness!TV

Haitian dance workshop for the haitian community


ImpulsTanz 2010




Antagone dance theatre

Brunnen Passage, project at the Brunnenmarkt with the topic market

Festival d' ATELIER D'ETHNOMUSICOLOGIE IN SUISSE. Dance performance and workshop

SOAK Greece

ImpulsTanz 2009

TTT jardin d'europe. Contemporary Dance Education.
SOAK Greece.



Haitian Dance Expression Workshop
at TRANSFORMATOR / protagon, Frankfurth/Main, Germany

15.02.2008 Bangkok, Thailand
Patravadi Theatre
World premiere: Namenlos - Anonymous

Haitian Dance Expression Workshop
at the Dance Department Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University Bangkok

Antagone dance theatre

TV-Report on ORF the austrian national channel for the broadcast "Kreuz und quer"
DIE HEXENSCHULE a reportage from Martin Betz

Workshops in Brunnen Passage

Namenlos Anonymus - Performance in the theatre Jugendstiltheater


Dance performance and workshop
SOAK Greece

ImpulsTanz 2008




Cross Continental Design Catwalk (CCDC) 2007 -> Jewellery & Fashion Design Performance with contemporary dance, Choreography: Liz King, A and Moeketsi Koena, RSA

Regulare practice at TanzQuartierWien in contemporary dance & improvisational dance technique

Teacher at ImPulsTanz07




12.07.2006 Graz, Bühnenwerkstatt
30.06.2006 Bad Aussee

Teacher at ImPulsTanz06

Teacher at Summer Academy Zante/Greece




Teacher at ImPulsTanz05

Teacher at Summer Academy Zante/Greece




Teacher at ImPulsTanz04

Teacher at Summer Academy Zante/Greece




Teacher at Summer Academy Zante/Greece





Birth of her Child and begin of  an educational focus in her life

Interview, for Deutschen Welle International “arts on air” -> find it at the Video section
( but off course it's still an audio file ;-) )

Karine danced her famous snake dance in the context of the  Hörgänge: Abado / Lang / Lepenik / Musil / Strobl
Laleloo / Live improvisation (première)
"Prolog: Fremd I Vertraut" in memory of Christian Loidl




LaBel & Company: L'envers du décor / Die Kehrseite der Medaille/ The Other Side of the Coin, Studio Molière.
"L'envers du décor" is a project which was planned as a concluding event of the "Religious, expressive and ritual culture of the African diaspora" series of lectures by Prof. Dr. Manfred Kremser at the Institute of Ethnology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, in the framework of which Karine taught on the topic of "Shango/Ogoun/etc. ("Voodoo" in Brazil, Haiti and Cuba"). The idea of the piece is to express Haitian Voodoo rituals on the stage live in the form of dance.

LaBel & Company: L’envers du décor: Extract, Kunstwerkstatt Tulln

Workshop at the 11th Potsdamer Tanztagen
Traditional Haitian Dance
Potsdam Factory

Life Ball 2001: The very one thing we all have in common is to be different.
Opening und Fashion Show at the Rathausplatz.

Life Ball song by Doretta Carter,
LaBel & Company dance the Afro part (Choreography: LaBel)

L’envers du décor: Extract, WUK Theatre

Bühnenwerkstatt Graz: Dance workshop:

Afro-Haitian Dance I +II

20 Years WUK / LaBel & Company: L’envers du décor: Extract, Grosser Saal




"Willkommen Österreich", ORF 2: Performance with school pupils on the theme of Voodoo dance.

Lifeball 2000: 2 performances in the framework of eYeM

15. Internationale Sommertanzwochen Wien: Assisted Salia Sanon




5-week stay in Haiti where she completed dance courses with Vivianne Gautier, the grande dame of Haitian dance.

Film recording for a trailer of the "Peacemachine" project at the Eisbach Studios, Munich.

Appearance in "Willkommen Österreich", ORF.

Advertising film for the Deutsche Post.

Teaching at the University of Vienna Sports Institute.

16. Oberlaa, autumn congress of Austrian orthopaedists, solo performance -> Perfect Backs.




Appearances as speaker with flautists of the Viennese Symphony Orchestra in Claude Debussy’s Les Chansons De Bilitis, in the Brahms Room of the musical institute.

"Die Fische fremder Träumer" movement theatre after an idea by Alexander Uhl, with the theatre group "Die Amsel" at the Klagenfurt Ensemble.

15. Wiener Sommertanzwochen: assisted George Momboye.

2nd performance of "Aybobo Halleluja" at the Szene Wien.

7. Internationale Bühnenwerkstatt Graz "Dreams Of The Pearl" by and with Chandiru Mawa-Straub

"Aba Lalu" for Amnesty International

Appearances in “Vera”, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF)

"Confetti Ti Vi", ORF: Fire dance with dance group "Die Amsel".

Stadthalle Wien: Christmas show, among other parts she performed a very well-received African dance solo to Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra No.7, KV 242 "Lodron".





Solo dancer for the Phoenix Group in “Tribal Fire Dance”, London: "Tribal Fire Dance Show" at the CCA-Awards party, ORF-Studio Vienna, in April. Performances in Vienna, Linz, Graz and Innsbruck.

Winner of the 2nd Viennese Afro-Dance  Championship at the Afro Asiatic Institute, Vienna. Talks at the University of Vienna on the culture, dance and religion of Haiti at the Institute of Ethnology in May.

“Grossen Hallamasch”, Festival Of Cultures, 20-27th September 1997: A Haitian "Rara-Grapp Plezi" was rehearsed which she led as majorette. The jury of the Hallamasch awarded Karine Libecca the first prize for her work.





Performance and dance animation at Hotel Interalpen in Telfs, Tyrol, Austria


Dance performance in the “Haitian Evening”: "Haiti meets Vienna" in Vienna on 16th March


Austrian national television (ORF) documentary on the Haitian Evening and interview


"Rencontre Entre Deux Monde" dance theatre for the "Fête De La Jeunesse" in Paris, France


TV documentary on French television for "Fête De La Jeunesse"


Contribution to TV documentary for the french 1st television channel TF1 national broadcast

Series "Tout Est Possible" on the topic of haitian dance