Culture Collision 10 at CAC

August 29, 2018

Citywide Celebration Still Going Strong and Providing a Collective Voice for Local Nonprofits

Culture Collision, a one-of-a-kind Big Easy bash, is partnering with WWNO and the CAC to host the 10th-annual event.

Culture Collision 10 has already confirmed more than 70 participating nonprofits and will take place in the first-floor warehouse... Read more →

Nacera Belaza

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.

The solitude in La Nuit... Read more →

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,... Read more →

The 29th Annual New Orleans Film Festival

October 18, 2018 to October 25, 2018

Discover the diverse, cutting-edge programming of the New Orleans Film Festival which presents a lineup where 50% of all films are helmed by women and 45% or more by filmmakers of color, both from Louisiana and around the world.


Festival Headquarters – Screening Venue, Main Box Office, Pass... Read more →

The 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... Read more →

Past Shows

Kaneza Schaal: Go Forth

November 9, 2017 to November 11, 2017

Kaneza Schaal is a New York City–based artist who has performed with many of the major downtown experimental theater companies. Her recent work, GO FORTH (2016), draws inspiration from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, a text originally intended to provide the deceased with a blueprint to the afterlife. 

Incorporating ... Read more

Second Thursdays @ the CAC

November 9, 2017

Join us on the Second Thursday of each month for an evening of programs designed to enhance your appreciation of contemporary art and artists.

November 9, 2017, 6–10pm

Young Professionals Happy Hour – 6-7pm, Cafe

Meet members from CAC’s Audience Advisory Committee and learn about Kaneza Schaal’s Go Forth and upcoming ... Read more

Trisha Brown Dance Company, Trisha Brown: In Plain Site

October 13, 2017 to October 15, 2017

Trisha Brown (1936–2017) was one of the most acclaimed and influential choreographers and dancers of our time; her groundbreaking work forever changed the landscape of art.

A student of Anna Halprin, Brown participated in the choreographic composition workshops taught by Robert Dunn—from which Judson Dance Theater was born—greatly contributing to ... Read more

Mondo Bizarro: The Way at Midnight

September 14, 2017 to September 23, 2017

The Way at Midnight explores confrontations with losing and being lost from the colonial period through the digital age and incorporates theatrical performance, visual installation and live and recorded music. Directed by Joanna Russo, Mondo’s latest work is inspired by contemporary questions of migration and (dis)orientation.

Two performers—Hannah Pepper-Cunningham and ... Read more

Second Thursdays @ the CAC

Thursday, August 10, 2017
August 10, 2017

Join us on the Second Thursday of each month for an evening of programs designed to enhance your appreciation of contemporary art and artists.

August 10, 2017, 6–10pm

Talk – 7:30pm, CAC Theatre

Join Laurie Uprichard, Senior Curator of Performing Arts, as she weaves together the story of the upcoming season, ... Read more

Nufonia Must Fall

Kid Koala
April 14, 2017 to April 15, 2017

“This live stageshow adaptation of Kid Koala’s first graphic novel proves that watching a miniature robot puppet navigate the perils of love can be much more emotional than you’d expect.” —CityMag.com 

Known primarily from his work with Gorillaz, DJ, musician, and graphic novelist Kid Koala captures the sounds of affection, loneliness, and hope in this tender love story about a tone-deaf ... Read more

SweetArts 2017

A Black Tie Birthday Party Celebrating the CAC's 40th Anniversary Season
February 4, 2017

A Black Tie Birthday Party Celebrating the CAC's 40th Anniversary Season

In this milestone year, we toast to the CAC’s four decades as a leading multidisciplinary contemporary arts center.

SweetArts is the CAC’s premier annual gala. Since 1984, the CAC has recognized the exceptional and diverse artists, performers, educators, and philanthropists whose ... Read more