Event Postponed: Out of concern for our patrons' safety due to COVID-19, the CAC's Artist Residency Showcase performances previously scheduled for this weekend (August 27 - 29) will be recorded and broadcast virtually at a later date to be announced. Please stay tuned to our website and social media channels for updates.
Join us for a weekend of nightly performance showcases featuring bold new works-in-process created by the CAC's 2021 performing artists-in-residence paris "cyan" cian, Jarrell Hamilton / De La SouL Dance Co., and Rebecca Elizabeth Hollingsworth.
And Come Round In Circle
by Rebecca Elizabeth Hollingsworth
And Come Round in Circle shares the unreliable story of Maggie Fox and her sisters, the three women heralded as the creators of Spiritualism and the seance. Using thorough historical research and actual seance magic, this memory play explores gaslighting, the consequences of repeating cycles learned in youth, and the haunting nature of trauma.
by Jarrell Hamilton and De La SouL Dance Co.
Watercolours original dance-theatre work echoes the musical vibrations of contemporary artists Nicholas Peyton and Christian Scott, embellished with abstract narratives of water healing, New Orleans busking culture, ancestral memory, Hip Hop and Afro-futurism. Watercolours choreographed by Hamilton is inspired by sonic rituals of Afro- New Orleans and futuristic bodily translations. My curiosity dwells in the place called “there,” the future and the evolutionary state of our movement vernacular as multi-dimensional beings. Let’s stream.
by paris cyan cian
the Shore:in/SIGHT is a multidisciplinary performance ritual, investigating the embodied activation of prayer within cosmic Blackness, dark space. Here in this space, Black and queer artists create portals, spaces of ceremony, celebration, prayer. We gather in darkness, to engage in storytelling about our Mutha’s, home, land, time, spatiality, and water - our beginnings and our changes.
CAC Studio Sundays
July 11 & 25, August 22, 2021
11 am – 2 pm | Free admission
Get a look inside the artistic practices of the CAC’s performing and visual artists-in-residence during free open rehearsals and public studio hours.
About CAC Artist Residencies
The CAC’s Artist Residencies are an annual, application-based program offering time, space, resources, and professional development opportunities for both visual and performing artists in New Orleans. Each spring, 7-8 artists and companies are selected to be in residence from June to August, culminating in SOLOS, the CAC's month-long group visual art exhibition each fall. Learn more