STIR Opening Night Celebration!

STIR Opening Night Celebration!

Basin Arts and Runaway Dish present

Thursday, August 3, 7:30pm
Tickets: $125/person

Basin Arts and Runaway Dish are teaming up for a unique dance and food performance event, STIR, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. STIR mixes the senses together for an evening of dance performance taking inspiration from some of life’s basic necessities; food and movement. Expect to taste and see and be moved in a totally new way!

Five choreographers present five new dance works in collaboration with chefs, featuring the work of:
Frances Barker with Jeremy Conner, Cellar Salt Company
Clare Cook with Kelsey Leger and Jamie Harson, Scratch Farm Kitchen
Gina Hanchey with Justin Girouard, The French Press
Paige Krause with Manny Augello, Bread & Circus Provisions
Sharon Leahy with Katie Platt, Feel Good Foods


Please join us for the exclusive OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION! You’ll be welcomed with a cocktail reception before the performance and you’ll be among the first in Lafayette to experience this intimate and exciting evening of dance performance. Then, enjoy a festive post-performance party meant for moving! There will be delicious food, drinks, live music and dancing to take you well into the night as you celebrate among the choreographers, dancers, fellow foodies and friends.

STIR provides a new platform for local choreographers and professional dancers to create original work alongside a community of chefs who are also forging new pathways in the culinary arts. By purchasing a ticket to the Opening Night Celebration, you are helping to make this performance event possible and you are supporting Basin Arts and Runaway Dish, two organization’s fully committed to fostering exciting creative collaborations and to pushing the arts and cultural opportunities of Lafayette forward.

Seating is reserved and arranged by four top tables. Please select your table and seat accordingly when purchasing tickets.
Each table ticket includes a tasting experience of small bites during the performance that correspond to each dance piece.



About Basin Arts:
Basin Arts is a container for creativity; an arts center that supports and implements cross-disciplinary collaboration, allowing Lafayette’s creative class to come together, share, experiment, and focus on process over product. Basin Arts creates opportunities for artistic expression across generations through dance classes, visual arts residencies, gallery programming and special events; all aimed at enhancing the artistic identity of our community.

About Runaway Dish:
Runaway Dish is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the creative culinary talents and resources that thrive in Southern Louisiana while raising funds for various local charities. We aim to create an environment filled with daring chefs and adventurous diners… where friends and strangers will talk for hours over well prepared food and a great bottle of wine.