Friday, May 8, 2020
The CAC is excited to present Inter[SECTOR] , online conversations bringing together artists, activists, and policy-makers to discuss critical issues facing society today. Inter[SECTOR] begins with Decarceration and the Arts , a four-part series with San Francisco-based artist Jo Kreiter, Artist Director of Flyaway Productions and creator of the "The Wait Room", a spectacular aerial work that...Read more
Friday, May 8, 2020 to Saturday, May 9, 2020
March 20, 2020 Update: In an effort to reduce the impact and spread of COVID-19, the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans announced today the cancellation of its Spring 2020 performing arts season including Kyle Abraham / A.I.M. In consultation with its Board of Directors, key stakeholders, and artists, the safety and health of the CAC’s guests, staff, artists, volunteers, and community are and...Read more
Saturday, March 28, 2020 to Sunday, March 29, 2020
HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATE: Following the direction of our city and state health officials, Dancing Grounds' Dance for Social Change Festival, scheduled for March 28-29 at the CAC, has been postponed until further notice. The Contemporary Arts Center remains open while we closely monitor the latest developments by officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the...Read more
Friday, December 20, 2019 to Sunday, December 22, 2019
A CAC Community Collaboration Presented by New Orleans School of Ballet In keeping with our commitment to collaborate with and support artists in the New Orleans community, New Orleans School of Ballet is bringing its original production of The Nutcracker in New Orleans to the CAC! Enjoy everyone's favorite holiday classic with a New Orleans twist. Set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, this...Read more
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 to Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Jo Kreiter of Flyaway Productions in San Francisco , will be visiting New Orleans October 29-31 in preparation for a presentation of her newest aerial dance performance piece The Wait Room at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) next season. In addition to being an amazing aerial performer and choreographer, Jo is a woman with an incarcerated loved one. It is that personal experience that led her...Read more
Friday, August 23, 2019 to Sunday, August 25, 2019
A Choreographic Showcase Presented by KM Dance Project in Association with the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans KM Dance Project (KMDP) celebrates five years presenting an evening of dance featuring the works of five emerging New Orleans choreographers – Catherine Caldwell, Jeremy Guyton, Milli Brown, Kristal Jones and Kesha McKey. The bodies of work presented in this production will examine...Read more
Friday, April 20, 2018 to Saturday, April 21, 2018
Directed by Stephanie McKee and developed by dancers Kesha McKey, Kai Knight, Jeremy Guyton and poet Sunni Patterson, Gomela/to return: Movement of Our Mother Tongue takes us on a journey through time and space. Making evident the connection between Africa, Haiti, and New Orleans, Gomela highlights the vibrant and percussive movements and stories that breathe life into ancient African dance and...Read more
Thursday, February 15, 2018
The CAC is pleased to partner with Dancing Grounds to offer weekly afternoon classes, Monday through Wednesday. $12 Drop-ins $10 for CAC Members Free for Dancing Grounds Members Mondays Work It Out with Laura 5:45-7pm Tuesdays Hip Hop Heat with Justine 5:45-7pm Wednesdays Modern Mash-Up with Brieze 5:45-7pmRead more
Friday, November 17, 2017 to Saturday, November 18, 2017
Sidra Bell returns to the CAC for the world premiere of her new work, MÖNSTER OUTSIDE, created in collaboration with innovative Swedish composer Per Störby, his critically acclaimed chamber ensemble New Tide Orquesta, and set designer Amy Rubin to develop a voyeuristic discourse about the nature of outliers in contemporary society. Marrying dance, theater, chamber music, projection mapping, vocal...Read more
Friday, October 13, 2017 to Sunday, 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 the fervor of inter-disciplinary creativity that...Read more
Welcome to ArtOrbit! Welcome to ArtOrbit, your online universe for all things CAC, contemporary art, and community! As New Orleans gradually re-opens in the wake of COVID-19, we invite you to explore our online galleries and uplifting art resources from our community and around the world. On this page you will also find a list of vital resources for artists who art struggling during this...Read more