Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Contemporary Arts Center

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Festival January April

How Beautiful We Are
The Golden Heart Players, a drama group of local elders and members of the Uptown Shepherd’s Center — one of only two state-funded senior centers remaining open in New Orleans since the storm — present a play developed from stories of the seniors’ own lives.

Lou Furman is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and a Registered Drama Therapist who has facilitated drama activity with the elderly on numerous occasions. Julianna Padgett is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Southern University, a specialist in gerontology, and was co-founder and member of the New Orleans Storytelling Guild for ten years.

Black and White (Work in progress)
Experiments in topicality, ordeals danced, and slack rope artistry

Scott Heron has been dancing and making dances for over 20 years. He has shown his own work extensively in New York. He has worked collaboratively with many artists including dance pioneer Deborah Hay, Hijack Dance of Minneapolis and Circus Amok (New York's only free, queer, political cirucs company). He's lived in New Orleans the past three years where he gardens, dances and runs the Sidearm Gallery and performance space.

Voices from the River
Excerpts from the latest Rhythmic Tapestries production, a multi-media collaboration fusing movement, spoken word, original music and puppetry woven from the journeys and post-Katrina lives of three artists brought together in exile. Nanette Ledet has been creating dances and other works of art since childhood. Her company, Rhythmic Tapestries, was formed to encompass her multi-disciplinary performance and arts education projects, with the emphasis on creation through the improvisation process, in collaboration with other artists in various performance genres.

Katrina Grace and the Three Queers
Dennis Monn presents an immediate unfiltered reaction to the evacuation fiasco caused by hurricane Katrina. Monn, who received his B.A. in Liberal Arts from Western Illinois University, has been involved with theater in New Orleans since 2003. He has written and produced several of his own plays, and has participated behind as well as on stage with the African American Theatre Festival and local gay and lesbian theatre company DRAMA!


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