Kathy Randels’ Mama Nola appears for her first concert post-Katrina.
Though rough around the edges,
she gives her children a message of hope for their fair city.
Previously performed at Jose Torres Tama’s open studio salon and in Miami
for the National Performance Network conference.
Bizarro presents a multi-disciplinary performance that
examines the mainstream media’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina. This
collaboration between Mondo Bizarro and
of Jackson, Mississippi, utilizes stylized gesture sequences, video
installation and spoken word to comment on the cacophony of factual
and fictional information reported after the storm. This piece will
be featured in UPROOTED: The Katrina Project, produced
by Alternate ROOTS.
Nicole Boyd performs a dance piece
based on a recent visit to the big city: as fabulous as that city
is, there is no place like home.
Also featured, an excerpt from
a documentary about the clash between a storm and a city
William Sabourin O’Reilly's eloquent testimony
captured by the lens and battery powered A.M. radio of one survivor.
John Allen presents the first section of a three-part
work. John is an
Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Tulane University, and
holds an M.F.A. in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. He has danced as a member of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and with
Stephen Koester and Dancers. He has also collaborated and performed in original works
by choreographers such as Doug Varone, Sean Curan, and Daniel Ezralow.
Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle-Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA. 70113
Tickets: $5 suggested minimum donation