This Week

ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

Mies on Scene. Barcelona in two acts + Stone

June 21, 2019

Mies on Scene. Barcelona in two acts + Stone

Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA

Program #3

Synopsis

Mies on Scene. Barcelona in two acts

Directors: Xavi Campreciós and Pep Martín

2018 / 57 min / Spain

One of the most famous architectural works of the 20th century had disappeared... Read more →

ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

Rams

June 21, 2019

Rams

Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA

Program #7

Synopsis

Rams

Director: Gary Hustwit

2018 / 70 min / USA

Rams is a documentary portrait of Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers alive, and a rumination on consumerism, sustainability and the future of design.

For over fifty years,... Read more →

ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

Gaming The Real World + Operation Jane Walk

June 21, 2019

Gaming The Real World + Operation Jane Walk

Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA

Program #9

Synopsis

Gaming The Real World

Director: Anders Eklund

2016 / 73 min / Sweden

Can games change the world? Today public spaces and entire cities are being designed, planned and played through the medium... Read more →

ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

A Poetics of Living

June 21, 2019

A Poetics of Living

Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA

Program #11

Synopsis

A Poetics of Living

Director: Damien Faure, Caroline Alder

2018 / 60 min / France

On the shore of the Pacific Ocean in Chile, a young architect, who narrates this contemplative voyage, returns to the landscapes that... Read more →

ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

Design Canada

June 22, 2019

Design Canada

Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA

Program #4

Synopsis

Design Canada

Director: Greg Durrell

2017 / 76 min / Canada

Through the lens of graphic design, Design Canada follows the transformation of a nation from a colonial outpost to a vibrant and multicultural society.  What defines a national... Read more →

ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

Frank Gehry: Building Justice + ChildSafe: Designed to Heal

June 22, 2019

Frank Gehry: Building Justice + ChildSafe: Designed to Heal

Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA

Program #5

Synopsis

Frank Gehry: Building Justice

Director: Ultan Guilfoyle

2018 / 70 min / USA

Frank Gehry: Building Justice tells the story of architect Frank Gehry’s investigation into prison design as a subject for... Read more →

ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light

June 22, 2019

Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light

Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA

Program #8

Synopsis

Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light

Director: Carlos Saura
2018 / 65 min / Spain 

Celebrated Spanish director Carlos Saura captures the genius of one of the most famous Italian architects in the world,... Read more →

ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

Doshi + Peter Bohlin: From Here to There

June 22, 2019

Doshi + Peter Bohlin: From Here to There

Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA

Program #10

Synopsis

Doshi

Director: Premjit Ramachandran

2009 / 74 min / India

In a career spanning almost 70 years, the work of architect Balkrishna Doshi - aka B.V. Doshi - has mirrored the evolution of... Read more →

ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation and National Organization of Minority Architects

The Black Museum

June 22, 2019

The Black Museum

Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA

Program #12

Synopsis

The Black Museum

Director: Oliver Hardt

2017 / 52 min / Germany / Program 12

The documentary takes the audience on a journey through the spectacular National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.. Through... Read more →

Past Shows

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, on October 6th. Raw Fruit Raw Fruit is a multidisciplinary work in development led by KM Dance Project Artistic Director, Kesha McKey and Associate Director Catherine Caldwell. It is a collection of stories that reveal the essence of ancestral values which have been woven into the cultural fabric of our lives. This work examines legacy, identity, socialization, unity and friction inside the Black family dynamic. We delve deep to expose the impact of race, class, gender and sexuality on maternal relationships as well as reveal how the retention of cultural values, morals and taboos have shaped our current existence. These influences, which have defined our beliefs and actions, are explored through experimental dance theater and textile art to illustrate lineage, retention and history. As we celebrate the tricentennial of New Orleans, it is important to reflect on the elements that have contributed to our unique traditions and multifaceted way of life. From crawfish boils to second lines, living room altars to junior daughters, and bread pudding to pecan pralines, these experiences, rituals and ancestral contributions have created a web of lineage connecting our present experiences with customs rooted in the past. We recognize and value what we have acquired, what we release, what we hold and what we will share with those who come after us. The team of accomplished artists collaborating on this project have a diverse background in various styles of dance, theater, vocal music and visual art with a range of awards and recognitions including: featured Women...

Workshop with Theater Mitu

November 16, 2016
While working as a performance company, students will learn the fundamentals of collaborative theater-making and artistic training. This workshop engages the students in a detailed approach of Theater Mitu’s training methodology of Whole Theater. Whole Theater is defined as a theatrical experience that is rigorously visual, aural, emotional, intellectual and spiritual—both in creation and in performance. More about Whole Theater: This demanding physical training has been developed by extrapolating and synthesizing various trainings from a range of selected world theater traditions. These include but are not limited to: Japanese Noh, Kabuki, Bunraku and Butoh training; Thai Kohn, Drumming and Muay Thai training; Indian Kathakali, Kalaripayattu, and Mohiniattam training; Ethiopian Zayen training; Iranian Ta’zieh training; Peking Opera training; and Islamic/Sufi Whirling training. These root traditions and their training applications will be explored physically as a group. At the root of these investigations is the artist’s discipline. The class will investigate and identify lines of artistic and collaborative discipline in order to garner successful models of artistic process, exploration, and creation habits.

National Dance Project Information Session

November 21, 2015
Dance makers, companies, producers, agents, and presenters in the New Orleans and Gulf state region are invited to learn more about NEFA (the New England Foundation for the Arts)' National Dance Project (NDP) at this free, informal info session Join an informal gathering to learn more about resources for the creation and touring of dance works. Staff from NDP and the host organizations will be there to answer questions. Hosted by the Contemporary Art Center (CAC), Ashé Cultural Arts Center, Junebug Productions, and the National Performance Network (NPN).

Master Class: Auditioning with Cosmin Chivu

November 7, 2015
Members of the New Orleans theater community will have the opportunity to participate in an audition workshop led by Director of The Mutilated , Cosmin Chivu. Additional support for this program was made possible in part by the following members of the CAC’s President’s Council: Dawn Barrios, The Boettcher Fund COSMIN CHIVU Cosmin Chivu is a Romanian born theater artist, currently based in New York City. Chivu has been recognized as an outstanding vital force in the theatre world and has received multiple awards for his work. He has directed over fifty professional and university productions in America, Austria, England, Germany, Greece, and Romania. His latest projects include Beautiful Province by Clarence Coo (LCT3)—winner of the 2012 Yale New Drama Series—and a stage adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ A Recluse and His Guest as part of the Drama League’s New Directors New Works. In America, Chivu has directed over 30 plays in New York City (Lincoln Center, Cherry Lane, The Actors Studio, UBU Rep, The Players), Massachusetts (The Provincetown T. Williams Festival, KO Festival), California, and New Jersey. He is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio, a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and an alumnus of the Old Globe's Jack O’Brien fellowship. He is the founder of InterArt Theatre Group. Cosmin Chivu is currently the Head of BA Directing Program, International Performance Ensemble at Pace University Performing Arts, NYC. In addition to the Theater courses he teaches at Pace, in recent months Cosmin also taught Master Classes on Improvisation, Directing styles, and European Drama at the Tisch School at NYU, the University of Hawaii, and Theatre of Changes in Athens, Greece. He is actively involved in developing courses in translating contemporary European plays for an American audience and has been developing new plays in the Actors Studio’s Playwriting...

Teen Special Effects Makeup Workshop

Hosted by the Teen Leadership Council
October 31, 2015
Teens are welcome to join us this Saturday (Halloween!) for a free SPFX Makeup workshop. The workshop is open to any interested high school student and will be conducted by local makeup artist Adrienne Helen Tabet. For more information, email: teenboard@cacno.org Twitter: @CAC_TLC ( https://twitter.com/CAC_TLC ) Instagram: @cactlc ( https://instagram.com/cactlc/ ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CACTLC Tumblr: http://teenboardcac.tumblr.com/

Singing for Movement Building Workshop

October 9, 2015
Singing for Movement Building workshop lead by Stephanie McKee and Kiyoko McCrae of Junebug Productions and Chen Lo (Creative Director) and Asante Amin (Musical Director) of Soul Science Lab, creators of Soundtrack ’63 co-presented by the CAC and Junebug Productions January 16-18, 2016. This workshop will focus on the role that singing has played historically in organizing and movement-building in African American communities, with a particular focus on the use of Freedom Songs during the Civil Rights Movement in the Deep South. Participants will share stories, learn songs and compose short vocal pieces combining elements of spirituals, freedom songs, blues, and spoken word that tell personal and collective stories of resistance and struggle. With permission from participants who are interested and willing, portions of the workshop will be recorded and edited in to a short “soundtrack” to be played prior to the performances of Soundtrack ’63 by Soul Science Lab on January 16-18, 2016 at the CAC. Join us for refreshments at 6pm. The workshop will begin at 6:30pm. Recording is not required for participation in the workshop. All ages are welcome. FACILITATORS Stephanie McKee Executive Artistic Director of Junebug Productions Kiyoko McCrae Managing Director of Junebug Productions Stephanie McKee and Kiyoko McCrae will share the values of Junebug Productions’ Story Circle process in the workshop. Story circles emerged from oral traditions where a trusting, democratic environment is established for participants to express their experiences through personal stories. Junebug Productions has been a leading provider of community engagement, issue identification, and art-making through its story circle model. Soul Science Lab (SSL) Soul Science Lab (SSL), a music performance, production and education company with an empowering approach to self-expression formed by artist, educator and creative director, Chen Lo, and multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, Asante’ Amin. Chen Lo has toured the globe...