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Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 7:30pm

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ADVANCE
$35 General Admission
$25 CAC Members
 
DAY OF SHOW
$40 General Admission
$30 CAC Members

SEASON COMBO
$100 Pick Three
$120 Pick Four
​Season Combo pricing is only available at the CAC Box Office: (504) 528.3800

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Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Contemporary Arts Center is a NPN Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors of NPN include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), the MetLife Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

Sidra Bell returns to the CAC for the world premiere of her new work, MÖNSTER OUTSIDE, for which Sidra Bell Dance New York has joined forces with innovative Swedish composer Per Störby, his critically acclaimed chamber ensemble New Tide Orquesta and Sweden’s Visual Relief to develop a voyeuristic discourse about the nature of outliers in contemporary society. 

Marrying dance, theater, chamber music, projection mapping, vocal scoring and scenic and lighting design, the work will locate and depict aspects of human joy and despair via the experience of the “outsider.” The title MÖNSTER OUTSIDE is a play on Swedish-English cognate irregularities; in Swedish, “mönster” translates as “patterns.” 

This work will engage audiences in the process of deconstructing social structures that create outsiders in our society, those who live and operate outside of the norm. It comments on nature and its relationship to the pursuit of technology that causes dissonance and detachment from humanity. Onstage, the work will use a theatrical interplay of Sidra’s virtuosic movement vocabulary that references social and club sources 
with sound patterns by the New Tide Orquesta. 

The work veers between playful and disturbing, as narrated by the band’s experimental vocalization. The piece will be performed in a multitiered stage arena of moving parts and screen filters designed by the dynamic design team Amith Chandrashaker and Amy Rubin.

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