Mary Tutwiler

Elisa Monte dance troupe in town

by Mary Tutwiler

Zydeco Zaré choreographer Elisa Monte is in town this week with a busy schedule leading up to her company’s world premier performance on Saturday night. Monte created the piece based on Creole traditions of music and dance. There’s lots of opportunities to meet the dance troupe, either through master classes at UL, or at Grant Street, tonight, where Geno Delafose will take the stage and everybody can be a star on the dance floor.

Oct 4: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
“Zydeco Est Pas Sale,” Public Forum, Vermilionville. Free event.
Oct. 8-9: 1-4 p.m.
Open Rehearsal. Elisa Monte Dance/Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys. Angelle Hall, ULL.
Oct 8. 4:30 p.m
Elisa Monte Master class. McLaurin Hall, ULL. To register, call 237-2787.
Oct. 8 8 p.m.
Grant Street Dancehall. Join us for a Zydeco Party! Ticketed event.
Oct 9 6:30 p.m.
Zydeco music panel discussion. Barnes and Noble, Lafayette. Herman Fuselier moderates. Free event. Barnes and Noble. Zydeco Bookfair Oct 9-15
Oct. 10 8 p.m.
Blue Moon CD compilation release party with Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys. Blue Moon Saloon.
Oct. 11 1:15 p.m.
Festivals Acadiens et Creoles: Elisa Monte, Jeffery Broussard, Jonno Frishburg discussion. Girard Park.
Oct. 11 7:30 p.m.
Heymann Performing Arts Center: Elisa Monte Dance performance of Zydeco Zaré

For more information call PASA at 237-2787.