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Parsons Dance with the Allen Toussaint Orchestra

The always-popular Parsons Dance company returns to take your breath away with its brand of joyous, high-voltage dances.

Led by Artistic Director and prolific dance-maker David Parsons, the company brings a tailor-made program that includes signature works like Caught, a gravity-defying fusion of art and technology demanding split-second timing and athletic stamina by the dancer, and Swing Shift, a cherished David Parsons piece built around a series of duets and trios that he describes as “a study of speed and partnering.”

The evening’s very special finale will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Parsons’ critically acclaimed work Whirlaway set to a soundtrack of Allen Toussaint hits and named for an early piano instrumental single by the standard bearer of the New Orleans sound. Originally commissioned by NOBA and premiering at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in 2014, the dramatic restaging of this work with new costumes and choreography by Parsons Dance will be joined by Reginald Toussaint and the Allen Toussaint Orchestra, as the troupe, musicians, and crew honor the life and legacy of a New Orleans icon.


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