|Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre|
This season’s 2009-10 entertainment schedule includes everything from dance to the classic drama of To Kill a Mockingbird to The Spaghetti Western Orchestra, which creates the uniquely atmospheric music from movies like The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly.
“This is our 20th year of bringing quality performances that add to the cultural diversity and growth of Acadiana,” says PASA Community Relations Director Apiyo Obala. “And we want everyone to know that with the performing arts and the programming we provide at PASA, there’s literally something for everyone throughout the season.”
True that. The series opens Sept. 20 with Evidence Dance Company, one of the nation’s most fantastically stupendous and pleasurably momentous ensembles. The Montana Repertory Theater Company soon follows in October in a dramatic and gloriously entertaining return to the Heymann Center with its production of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird. In January, the series blasts into 2010 like a space age space ship with a recital by classical pianist Ji-Yong. By March the series delves into the world of opera with the Gershwin masterpiece Porgy and Bess, after which the season wraps with the tumbleweed-noir of the Spaghetti Western Orchestra.
The deadline for buying season tickets is Sept. 20, so get yours now before they are all gone in the wind like the sad dusts of time. Tickets can be bought through the PASA office in downtown Lafayette or by phone. In addition, don’t forget to attend PASA’s Golden Gala Wine Auction and fundraiser on Nov. 6 and show your support.
PASA 20th Anniversary 2009-10 Season Schedule
Evidence Dance Company
EDC blends African dance and modern ballet with hip-hop stylings. This season’s tour includes the National Dance Project-funded “Two-Year Old Gentleman,” a fascinating exploration through dance of cultural traditions.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Montana Repertory Theatre Company arrives with its production of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird at the Heymann Center.
Cirque Shanghai Bai XI (special event)
A spectacular troupe of Chinese acrobats, jugglers and dancers, Cirque Shanghai will perform a beautiful and daring symphony of acrobatics and theatrics in a heart-stopping, spectacular show with plate spinners, contortionists and knuckle-wisting theatrics.
Jan. 22, 2010
Pianist Ji-Yong kicks off the second half of the PASA series with a classical recital.
Feb. 25, 2010
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (special event)
Known to audiences worldwide for its trademark beauty and spiritually influenced choreography, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre has educated and entertained audiences worldwide for over 50 years.
March 7, 2010
Porgy and Bess
The international tour of the Gershwin’s classic tale of love, loss and triumph over despair comes to the Heymann Center. Set in the rural south of the 1930s, jazz phrasings and rare musical brilliance find a home in this breath-taking masterpiece that entwines pride, prejudice and passion.
April 13, 2010
The Spaghetti Western Orchestra
SWO brings a bucket-load of fun when it performs the theme songs of some of the classic spaghetti western movies. Members of the Spaghetti Western Orchestra play with over 100 different instruments and bring the old west to new life in a fun comedic twist.
For more information about the 2009-2010 PASA series, visit www.pasaonline.org or call (337) 237-2787. All PASA event single tickets are available through TicketMaster by calling (800) 745-3000, online at www.pasaonline.com , or by visiting the Heymann Center box office.
That’s what Lafayette Parish has obtained in Pentagon surplus since 2006.
Qualifying continues through Friday.
Local 101 class Friday
Kimonos and bells and turq galore
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Two bedroom Acadian condo or three bedroom ranch style home
The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.
A former BP executive will be allowed to travel to the United Kingdom later this month while he awaits trial on charges relating to an investigation of the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
“Byzantine” is the word members of the nominating committee for the local flood protection authority often use to describe the complicated, multi-layered matrix of qualifications that must be met to fill a vacancy on that board.
South Koreans defend ramen; special forces had failed to find James Foley; Vegas lures LGBT tourists and more national and international news for Thursday, August 21, 2014.
Thursday's Blogs from the Bog!
Corned beef, melty cheese and rye bread ready for your lunchtime breakaway
Friends and family will celebrate Spider's life in September.
Saints safety Jairus Byrd has rarely been so eager to hit and be hit, if only to reassure himself that his surgically repaired back is as healed as doctors believe.
Jindal privatized nearly all the LSU hospitals without waiting for federal officials to sign off on financing arrangements that rely on millions of federal Medicaid dollars.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and her main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, verbally sparred as they officially signed up on the opening day of qualifying for Louisiana's November election.
Superintendent tells crowd he'd just emerged from a four-hour meeting with the attorney hired to investigate him.
A hint of game day glam
The start of the three-day qualifying period for November’s elections has so far yielded 10 official bids and one new announcement from candidates seeking a seat on the school board.
The eagerness shown earlier this week by Lafayette Parish School Board president Hunter Beasley upon receiving a findings report from the special attorney investigating Superintendent Pat Cooper quickly faded once his fellow board members started asking for copies.
It’s been just over four months since attorney Barry Domingue committed suicide the morning before he was to stand trial for a second day in the federal Curious Goods case, leaving his fellow attorney/co-defendant Daniel Stanford with a temporary mistrial and awaiting his day in court.
Candidates for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election must officially sign up for the ballot this week.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's effort to derail Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards was halted Tuesday by a state judge who said the governor's actions were harmful to parents, teachers and students.
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram isn't letting a humbling start to his pro career lower his opinion of what he can still accomplish in the NFL.
A vegan and gluten-free bakery tasty enough for any skeptic
In the Pelican State, Benjamin Franklin buys you about $109 worth of stuff.
Visualize Lafayette’s next great thing from 3,000 feet.
A Baton Rouge judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday against enforcing a law that prohibits anyone 70 or older from running for justice of the peace or constable.
Gov. Bobby Jindal believes the last-minute passage of a pension hike for his state police superintendent, Col. Mike Edmonson, was improperly handled, according to the governor's office.
Four bedroom colonial or three bedroom traditional home