This week

Nacera Belaza : La Nuit | La Traversée | Sur le fil

September 28, 2018 to September 29, 2018

La Nuit and La Traversée followed by Sur le fil compose a journey through the minimalist and spiritual dance of Nacera Belaza. Moving from the solo to the duo and then the trio, these dances explore three times the same release that conquers existential loneliness.

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CAC's Art for Arts' Sake | DOWNTOWN

October 6, 2018

Created by the Contemporary Arts Center in 1980, this annual rite of fall has become one of the hottest events of the year for art lovers in and around New Orleans.

CAC Art for Arts’ Sake | DOWNTOWN 2018 celebrates three artist collaborations in Southern Crossings: CAC Artist Residencies, with special member benefits and art experiences.

6-9 pm at the CAC Art & Membership Experience

• Free Admission | Cash Bar

"Constructing the Break" Closing Reception

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Southern Crossings: CAC Artist Residencies

October 6, 2018

In an effort to foster the development of new performance work, the CAC invited three artist collaborators to utilize the CAC resources and space to further develop their artistic work during the month of August and September. An informal showing of new work will occur on Arts for Arts' Sake, on October 6th. 

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Vijay Iyer Sextet

November 30, 2018 to December 1, 2018

The Vijay Iyer (pronounced “VID-jay EYE-yer”) Sextet is a group of generation-defining, virtuoso improvisers – horn players Graham Haynes, Steve Lehman and Mark Shim alongside rhythm partners bassist Stephan Crump and one of a revolving cast of stellar drummers -- Tyshawn Sorey, Marcus Gilmore, and Jeremy Dutton -- who leverage a wealth of jazz history even as they push it boldly forward.

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Past Events


September 27, 2014 to September 28, 2014