Lafayette choreographer Paige Krause and her dance collective (C)ollaborate 78 have been selected to perform in June at the St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival. A Katrina transplant to Lafayette via New Orleans, Krause is a former artist-in-residence at the Acadiana Center for the Arts who debuted her original choreography, “I’ve Stopped Having That Dream I’ve Been Having,” last year at the AcA.
Co-founded by Krause and visual artist/set designer Marla Kristicevich, (C)78 describes itself as “interested in the dialogue between other contributors and between the community which surrounds them, examining the relationship and integration between contemporary dance, sculptural design and original sound.”
The collective plans to hold fundraisers locally to generate the $8,000 travel-lodging-food-supplies budget. Stay tuned for details on these fundraisers. In the meantime, the group is about $1,000 shy of achieving its $4,000 goal on the website Kickstarter.com. Click here to make a contribution.
(C)78 members include, from left, front, dancers Esther Winn Burley, Chad Trahan, Kara St. Clair and Jamie Faulk; Philippe Landry, back, is the composer.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.