Meet Clare Cook
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Meet Clare Cook

Meet Choreographer, Clare Cook Clare will premiere her latest dance theater piece, Ripe Figs Won’t Keep, at STIR.  Clare Cook watches the fig tree in her backyard like some people watch storms. She imagines the leaves as citizens of a community, the branches; living roads leading to family groups, the roots; ancestors who mine the...

Meet Sharon Leahy
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Meet Sharon Leahy

Meet Choreographer, Sharon Leahy Sharon has created an original dance film for STIR titled Ground Fine. Ground Fine is all about our rocky relationships with food. Human nature leads us to crave the foods that we know we shouldn’t have. Ground Fine zooms in on those weaker moments in life with playfulness and physicality asking “why...

Meet Frances Barker
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Meet Frances Barker

Meet Choreographer, Frances Barker. Frances is developing a new work for STIR all about dining alone. Frances says… “Growing up in Southern Louisiana my whole life; food is communal. A Sunday dinner is never your average Sunday dinner, food is always in abundance. It’s where we gather to share, laugh, argue and socialize with friends...

STIR Tickets On Sale!
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STIR Tickets On Sale!

Basin Arts and Runaway Dish present STIR TICKETS NOW ON SALE! 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...

STIR Opening Night Celebration!
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STIR Opening Night Celebration!

Basin Arts and Runaway Dish present STIR: the OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION Thursday, August 3, 7:30pm Tickets: $125/person GET TICKETS 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...

Teacher Feature: Alex McBride
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Teacher Feature: Alex McBride

Get to know a bit more about Teaching Artist, Alex McBride How long have you been dancing? This question is always the hardest to answer because I sort of have two different answers. I attended my first formal dance class when I was around 11 years old. However, I always watched my sister and her...

Bravery In Making
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Bravery In Making

by Jacob Broussard, Resident Artist and Gallery Coordinator at Basin Arts I recently decided to participate in an experiment idea I’ve had for a long time – facilitate a summer teen course through the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Continuing Education Program that focused on contemporary artists working across artistic mediums, all the while mixing...

STIR Summer Supper #1 at Basin Arts
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STIR Summer Supper #1 at Basin Arts

Last week, Basin Arts and Runaway Dish came together for the first of five STIR Summer Suppers to showcase creative collaborations between chefs and choreographers all leading up to the STIR performance event at the Acadiana Center for the Arts on August 3-5, 2017. This was the first time food was presented as art in...

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Fitness Focused Classes at Basin Arts

If you’re looking for a fun and creative way to stay in shape but a full on modern dance class is not your thing…check out some of Basin Arts’s Fitness Focused classes this summer! With Vinyasa Yoga and Pilates Mat classes you can increase flexibility and strength and these classes are great for all ages and...

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Emma Young teaches Tap Basics

Never tapped but always wanted to? Tapped in the past and wanna brush up and learn more? Join Emma Young for TAP BASICS! The class will focus on fun, rhythmic footwork, basic technique, and have a great time dancing to LIVE MUSIC from Linzay Young.   About Emma Young Emma Young was born into a...