Choreographic works of Barak Marshall, Victor Quijada, and Richard Siegal have instilled inspiration, passion, and undeniable emotion in the professional dancers of BODYTRAFFIC. This week, throughout BODYTRAFFIC’s residency in Lafayette, the unique energy and spirit of this organization was felt through multiple outreach
BODYTRAFFIC is known for dynamic theatricality and refreshing abandon. The company has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world and was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2013 and the “company of
Victor’s work eloquently re-imagines, de-constructs, and applies choreographic principles to hip-hop ideology, examining humanity through a unique fusion of aesthetics. His vision stretches into the arena of theatrical interpretation, improvisational approaches, and the visual
The Blind Boys of Alabama are a southern gospel group whose music is deeply rooted in African-American History. In the 1940s and 1950s, The Blind Boys of Alabama toured throughout the South during the Jim Crow era and flourished thanks to their unique sound. In the early 1960s, the band sang at benefits for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and were part of the soundtrack to the Civil Rights Movement.
ArtBox artist, Dirk Guidry, is working on a new commissioned mural for the recently remodeled Lafayette, Wyndham Garden Hotel on Pinhook. Painting directly on the walls of the hotel’s restaurant, Guidry visually describes a quintessential Louisiana bayou scene in his unique style. We got a chance to sit down with Guidry and discuss his most recent commission and it’s importance for the hotel’s Grand Re-Opening on October 1st.
Centenarian, Lucille Malczyk, whose works currently lend their chromatic atmospherics to the stark white walls of AcA’s ArtHouse in her exhibition, A Century of Image Making brings with it a captivating story of an injury, Hurricane Katrina, and an experience that is undoubtedly difficult to describe with words. Malczyk’s daughter, who accompanied her on the incredible journey through Hurricane Katrina recorded the unbelievable events and the imagery that accompanied them with a collection of 27 photographs. She recounts the amazing experience below.