This week

The NOLA Project


January 16, 2020 to January 26, 2020
The NOLA Project Presents Harry and the Thief by Sigrid Gilmer Directed by Ensemble Member Khiry Armstead Science Fiction, Historical Drama, and Comedic Farce are thrown into a genre blender in Sigrid Gilmer’s provocative and hilarious new play HARRY AND THE THIEF. Mimi’s cousin Jeremy has a PhD in physics, a brand-new time machine, and a plan: He’s sending Mimi, a professional thief, back to 1863 to alter history by providing Harriet Tubman with modern-day guns. Lots and lots of guns. Gilmer describes her own work: “Black comedies that are historically bent, totally perverse, joyfully irreverent and are concerned with issues of identity, pop culture and contemporary American society.” HARRY AND THE THIEF is a perfect encapsulation of all of this. 10 performances only at the CAC. About... Read more →


2019 Dance for Social Change Festival: Reclaiming Our Home

Dancing Grounds


March 28, 2020 to March 29, 2020

Dancing Grounds youth present a multidisciplinary performance about their experience with gentrification and displacement in New Orleans. Their original work combines hip hop, contemporary bounce, and African diasporic dances with poetry and music.

The show is preceded by a visual installation by young artists from across New Orleans and opening performances by other local dance groups. Following each performance, youth will lead story circle discussions with audience members to reflect on their experiences.

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Contemporary Arts Center


April 8, 2020 to April 17, 2020

Over a three-year period of traveling, deaths, and births, Aurora Nealand wrote and recorded the music for KindHumanKind as a solo project. This work has expanded into an intimate and theatrical extension under the unique design and direction of Goat in the Road, which debuted to great acclaim at the CAC in 2018. Now, by popular demand, Aurora, Goat in the Road, and the CAC are partnering once again to bring KindHumanKind back to the CAC's Blackbox Theater!

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Contemporary Arts Center


May 2, 2020

With captivating charisma and a radiant spirit, Daymé Arocena effortlessly blends traditional Santerian chant, jazz stylings, contemporary R&B influences, and Afro-Cuban rhythmic complexity for audiences worldwide. Her passion for the musical traditions of Cuba, her homeland, is boundless. At every performance, Dayme coaxes her audiences into lively call-and-response chants with an irrepressible smile. Dayme's impact upon the history of Cuban music is undeniable.

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Contemporary Arts Center

KYLE ABRAHAM / Abraham.In.Motion

May 8, 2020 to May 9, 2020

The CAC is thrilled to welcome highly-acclaimed dance company Kyle Abraham / A.I.M. (Abraham in Motion) to the CAC, May 8-9, 2020!

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Past Events


September 27, 2014 to September 28, 2014