Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at the James. D. Moncus Theater located in downtown Lafayette’s Acadiana Center for the Arts is an show that has been making the international rounds for years and has now landed here. It’s a show for kids that the adults with them can marvel at.
Performed by the Imago Theatre, you can describe ZooZoo simply by saying that it is humans acting as animals through a series of pantomime, masks and dance: ZooZoo shows what would happen if penguins played musical chairs or rabbits drove cars, or even if hippos were plagued with insomnia.
The more elaborate answer for grown-ups is that the Imago Theatre began in the U.S. in 1979 founded by Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad. The pair trained at L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, founded by its namesake in 1956. Lecoq taught the art of movement and mime through observation, making the body’s every twitch and step count as something altogether much more alive. Actor Geoffrey Rush is a graduate of this school, as well.
Imago combines the Lecoq style and the history and ritual of masks to turn humans into their animal kingdom counterparts. It’s been described as the Cirque du Soleil meets the traditional circus.
ZooZoo has performed across the U.S. and in Europe and were even invited into China. Tickets range between $10-$25 and can be purchases online here or by calling the AcA’s box office at 233-7060.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
His company bankrupt and being liquidated, the Lafayette businessman’s financial troubles are mounting.
Georgia-based fried chicken chain would go up against Raising Cane’s, Chick-fil-A and others (like the Popeyes near its proposed location).
A Scott businessman has pleaded guilty to failing to report a conspiracy to award Opelousas Housing Authority construction bids to his company.
Court-appointed examiner says Lafayette businessman was “effectively on both sides” of transactions, opens door for legal action against him.
Lafayette-based insurance broker/risk management group bought by Florida firm for undisclosed sum; principals Landry and Harris continue to run local operations.
The House labor committee rejected bills Thursday that would have set the state minimum wage higher than the hourly federal rate of $7.25 and would have allowed local governments to set their own minimum wage.
Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana gained nine rigs, Texas increased by seven, California gained three and New Mexico increased by one.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,101 from the previous week's total of 1,985. There were 2,444 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.