Dance performances

Local theater coming in October, dance performances • The Tulane Hullabaloo

Just as the ghosts of New Orleans wake up for Halloween, the city’s performing arts scene is finally awakening from its languid summer slumber – just in time for Tulane students to enjoy new shows. Whether or not you’re involved in the arts on campus, attending these shows is a great way to explore the city and interact with some of its key creative forces.

Here are some of the upcoming attractions in the New Orleans theater and dance scene:

Shivani Bondada

“The Seagull; Or, how to eat it”

Besthoff Sculpture Garden; October 12-30

In this new piece written by a member of the NOLA project Gab Reisman, Anton Chekhov’s classic play gets a New Orleans makeover. Much like the opening scene of the original play, “The Seagull; Or How To Eat It” will take place outdoors with a lake backdrop at sunset. Tickets are available for purchase here.

“Requiem for a Stranger”

Black Box Theater of the Center for Contemporary Art; October 14-16

Created in collaboration between the association of physical theater artists Wandering inventions and vocalist Renee Benson, “Requiem for a Stranger” is an act of theater that defies definition. This episodic ensemble-crafted work explores the complex internal realm of grief, drawing inspiration from the poetry, healing practices and personal experiences of performers of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets are available for purchase here.


Marigny Opera; October 14-16

In the newest production from the Mixture Dance Company, the ghosts of lost wives, Civil War soldiers and red light girls are reincarnated through contemporary dance as their stories are enacted to jazz music. The atmosphere of the historic Opéra de Marigny adds to the haunting feel of this show. Tickets are available for purchase here.

“The Game Gone Wrong”

The Little Theater; October 20 – November 6

Never has a title been more precisely descriptive. “The Play That Goes Wrong” is a metatheatrical farce in which a troupe of accident-prone comedians attempt to put together a mystery play about 1920s murder. Lines are forgotten, props are misplaced and sets crumble. unexpectedly as the actors desperately try to reach the end of their show. Tickets are available for purchase here.

“The Family Line”

Historic BK House and Gardens; October 21 – November 20

Explore BK’s historic home and gardens through this original and immersive performance by Goat in the Road Productions. “The Family Line” brings to life the history of the house and the general strike of 1892, the first biracial general strike in the history of the United States. Viewers can follow the characters and plots they choose through the house, simultaneously learning about the property and the history that surrounds it. Tickets are available for purchase here.

“A Tribute to Peace” by Kyiv City Ballet

Mahalia Jackson Theater; October 22

This work program of Ukrainian choreographers, featuring both folk dance and classical ballet, demonstrates the richness of Ukrainian culture and the resilience of its people. In times of adversity, these dancers express their resilience by bringing joy to audiences around the world. For one evening only, attend one of the company’s first performances in the United States. Tickets are available for purchase here.