Louisiana Flood Stories: 1927

2022 Artist Residency Showcase

Join us for the debut of a new dance work by CAC performing artist-in-residence Lauren Ashlee Messina. Exploring themes of difference, devastation, and displacement, Louisiana Flood Stories: 1927 weaves together dance, spoken-word storytelling, film, and blues music written by Black artists in response to the Great Flood of the Lower Mississippi River in 1927.

Lauren Ashlee Messina

Lauren Ashlee Messina, CAC artist-in-residence

Hannah Alexis Cassidy Fulmer Joshua P Bell and Lauren Guynes Photo by Andre Messina

Left to Right: Hannah Alexis, Cassidy Fulmer, Joshua P. Bell ,and Lauren Guynes. Photo by Andre Messina

Louisiana Flood 1927 Photo by Andre Messina 3

Photo by Andre Messina

Four stories wind ‘round and ‘round one another like railroad tracks spiraling down, sinking down below sea level and converging in New Orleans: those of a traveler, a conductor, a heartbroken woman, and a working man. Together, they discover the devastating power of the mighty Mississippi River and the muddy water blues of the Delta.

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The Soulful Sounds of the Delta

Immerse yourself in the sounds of the Mississippi River Delta circa 1920 with this playlist of authentic blues music by Black musicians, curated by Lauren Ashlee Messina, featuring songs inspired by Louisiana Flood Stories: 1927.

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Featured Artists
Lauren Ashlee Messina Open modal
Hannah Alexis
Joshua P. Bell
Cassidy Fulmer
Lauren Guynes
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