This month New Orleans dancers move us with new, captivating work! These performing artists tell original stories, battle for a title, perform contemporary and classical styles in theaters, churches, and non-traditional spaces. Below we spotlight three dance events you should not miss.
First Ever Dancing Ground SHOWDOWN
At the Civic Oct 13th
9 New Orleans dancers/dance groups will compete for bragging rights and a cash prize in the ultimate dance showdown. With ages 9-37, spanning multiple genres, these finalists represent a wide array of New Orleans talent. The “Queen Diva” Big Freedia and New Orleans’ dance expert Michelle Gibson will judge the live competition. WWL-TV’s Sheba Turk and Ashé Cultural Arts Center’s Frederick “Hollywood” Delahoussaye will be the official hosts!
Join NOBO in cheering on these amazing performers as they compete on the Civic stage for this one night, only in New Orleans event. THIS SATURDAY.
Exclusive Promo Code: NOBODANCE
An analog dive down a digital rabbit hole. 14 pieces of dance theater that counter the individual isolation of the internet and return performance to a joyous shared experience.”
Dance meets theatre in STORIES WITHOUT WORDS presented by The Radical Buffoons.
A new and experimental work blends theater, dance, and collaborative devising into an evening of music-and-motion. Experience the premiere collaboration of Jon Greene and Jarrell Hamilton on stage for an extended run! The evening rakes place in The Fortress of Lushington, a converted workshop space made blackbox theater in the Marigny. This production is nothing like any theater performed in this city.
Special service industry discounts and Monday night performances for people with non-traditional weekends. Running Oct 18th- Nov 3rd. $15-$25
For more info: www.radicalbuffoons.com
Brand New Ballet at the Beautiful Marigny Opera House with a Full Orchestra Accompaniment
The Marigny Opera Ballet starts it’s season with the world premiere of FOLLIES 1915. Devised by Ricky Graham and Dave Hurlbert, Follies takes place in New Orleans in 1915. Set to period music played live from the New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra this comedy unfolds when A brother and sister are separated during a storm at sea. They resurface at the elegant Palm Court, a haven for gigolos, foxtrots, and intrigue.
Playing for one weekend only, this ballet is looking to sweep us off our feet.
Nov 1st- 4th at the Marigny Opera House
For more info: http://marignyoperahouse.org/