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#DanceAroundNOLA Fall 2019

Updated: Sep 19, 2019

We have an amazing dance scene here in New Orleans. Below we have listed some exciting events that are sure to move you!

For the full monthly theatre and dance calendar go to: www.TheNewOrleansBoxOffice.com

New Orleans Tour De Dance

The dance community will host New Orleans’ 5th Annual New Orleans Dance Week 2019 with events featuring different facets of New Orleans dance, including a works-in-progress, performances, cultural dance festival and more!

THUR, SEPT 19 Girls Trip Nola at Passion Dance Center 7:30PM- 8:30PM l Passion Dance Center l 2619 Dreux Ave

FRI, SEPT 20 Melange Dance Company presents...Love Letters of WWII 8PM l Marigny Opera House l 2718 Dauphine St.

FRI, SEPT 20 Music for Mental Health GASA GASA l 4920 Freret Street

FRI, SEPT 20 Cultural Ties Dance Fest: Cultural Dance Party 9AM- 1PM l Sweet Lorraine's Jazz Club l 1931 St. Claude Ave

SAT, SEPT 21 National Dance Day Second Line & Flash Mob 2019 START 9AM at the Old U.S. Mint | STOP at Jackson Square

SAT. SEPT 21 Cultural Ties Dance Fest:Dance Showcase 6:15-9PM l Dillard University Cook Auditorium

-------------------------------------------- For the full schedule of Events visit: http://www.noladancenetwork.org/tour-de-dance

Watership, Damn! A Water Ballet

Aqua Mob Returns for it's 3rd annual pool ballet! Aqua Mob is New Orleans' first and only community-based water ballet ensemble, featuring aerialists, synchronized swimmers, dancers, singers, and brand new artists who have never graced a stage before. Aqua Mob creates funny and powerful aquatic theatre.

Inspired by Watership Down, this production explores the magic of hope in a dark world! Two bunnies, Diver and Bighead escape the impending destruction of their bunny home to set out for paradise. Join them on a journey for a safe home without bloodshed filled with plenty of giant vegetables.

Sept 26- Oct 5 The Drifter Hotel 3522 Tulane Avenue $15 21+

A New Stage: Contemporary Series

New Orleans Ballet Theatre presents an evening of contemporary and neoclassical works by award winning local and international choreographers. 

Featuring: "Hello My Name is Johnny Cash" Choreography by Gregory Schramel World Premiere by Diogo De Lima World Premiere by Maurice Causey At NOCCA September 27-28 $35-$50​ CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

What: Escapade by Kelly Bond When:  September 27 & 28 7:30pm, September 29, 6pm Where:  609 St. Ferdinand Tickets: $15

Escapade is freestyle, naked-in-your-bedroom dancing as an exploration of the body as self/source/holder of histories. Stories unfold through the desire of real-time connection, and bodies in time are exposed—bodies whose histories write their present. At once personable and distant, private and public, vulnerable and powerful, Escapade draws a line, crosses and moves it, attempting to offer an experience of self that is both struggle and necessary desire.

What: Home to Homeland by Sanchel Brown When:  September 27 & 28 9pm, September 29, 3pm Where:  609 St. Ferdinand Tickets: $15 Reservations:

We are proud to be partnering with our friends from Dancing Grounds to present the work of choreographer Sanchel Brown. In Home to Homeland, Brown, dances, sings, raps, and raises an eyebrow as she travels from 1920’s Harlem to contemporary day time television. Brown weaves common yet diverse movement languages of footwork, as she invites us to follower her footprints towards the meaning of Motherland. Home to Homeland includes stops smack dab in the middle of a New Orleans second line as well as the Baltimore of Brown’s childhood.

A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Marigny Opera House

A Midsummer Night's Dream will open the 2019/2020 season for the Marigny Opera Ballet on October 4th. Based on the Shakespeare comedy, the new ballet by Company dancer Derwin May Jr. will feature an original score for orchestra and women's chorus by local composer Tucker Fuller. The ballet will be accompanied by New Resonance Orchestra, Francis Scully, Conductor.

October 4-6 at the Marigny Opera House $30-$40 CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION