Events at The Church

Every Week

Monday

Breathe - A Multicultural Collective Dance Class6:30pm

Led by Kai Knight, this community dance workshop is an exploration of movement as the rhythmic extension of life out of pleasure and necessity. Through the use of African Diaspora, Modern and Contemporary dance we explore our need to tell our stories through movement as individuals and as a community. All levels welcomed, donation-based.

Pilates and Yoga10am

Join Julie Schexnayder for pilates - all-ages and skill levels are welcome. Mats provided, donation-based.

July 1, 22, 24, 29, and 31.

Laura Roark will be teaching an alternate yoga class while Julie is away on July 8, 10, 15 & 17.

Tuesday

PlayLab with Gregory Dorado6pm

An open form task based movement class for all levels of experience. Developed with adults in mind as a space for freely structured movement to honor our need for playful but important physical release. Donation based.

Wednesday

Pilates and Yoga10am

Join Julie Schexnayder for pilates - all-ages and skill levels are welcome. Mats provided, donation-based.

July 1, 22, 24, 29, and 31.

Laura Roark will be teaching an alternate yoga class while Julie is away on July 8, 10, 15 & 17.

Saturday

Yoga9am

With Tyler St. Jean (Saturdays) and Laura Roark (Sundays). Mats provided, donation-based.

Lila Arnaud will sub for Laura on Sunday, July 14th.

Sunday

Yoga9am

With Tyler St. Jean (Saturdays) and Laura Roark (Sundays). Mats provided, donation-based.

Lila Arnaud will sub for Laura on Sunday, July 14th.

Felice Flow6pm

A free, funky, and focused Vinyasa flow yoga class with Felice Graham. Mats provided, donation-based.

Upcoming

This week
A week of rest and respite at Peter and Paul
Next week

Clifton G. Webb: On the Shoulders of Ancestors

Through July 16th.

Using his own visual alphabet developed over decades, New Orleans-based artist Clifton Webb’s work is imbued with reverence and dignity. Webb’s work proclaims: “This is me and all the people around me who don’t get to see themselves; who don’t get to see the royalty and sacredness of who the African American is.” Webb grew up in the Jim Crow South in a loving, nurturing, and caring community. He came to realize the people who made up that community were vastly under-represented in artistic images. He asked himself, “What makes me unique? How do I make a mark that would suggest something about me, an African American?”

Webb’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Ogden and the New Orleans Museum of Art and is also an arts educator with a BFA and an MFA in sculpture from Louisiana State University.

Please see the front desk for viewing times.

Contemporary Forms and Flow with Shannon Stewart

7:30pm

Contemporary Forms and Flow is a class that will keep you moving while you learn/practice the fundamentals of contemporary technique and improvisation. You will learn tools for going in and out of the floor, being upside down, and working with different states in the body. We will practice set technical exercises within the context of continuous guided improvisation, similar to a Gaga class but calling on many other modalities and styles. This class is available to all levels of movers but can get sweaty and push your endurance. As a teacher Shannon works to foster curiosity and experimentation in a safe and supportive environment.

Advanced Fundamentals with Anubis Improv

12pm

This four-part workshop series led by David James Hamilton will take an advanced look at the fundamental principles of every improv scene: Who are we, Where are we, What are we doing, and How do we feel about it. Each two-hour session will focus on one principle with exercises, scene work, and comprehensive performance notes. Previous improv experience is preferred.

The sessions will run from 12-2p on consecutive Sundays from July 14th through August 4th at Hotel Peter and Paul, 2317 Burgundy St. The entire series is $50 per person, with individual sessions available for $15 each. For more information and to register, please email david@anubisimprov.com.

Week of

Contemporary Choreography with Shannon Stewart

11:00am – 1:00pm

Contemporary choreography is a phrase based dance class the last Saturdays of the month during the summer.

We'll start building material with our warm up and keep it going through the rest of class. We'll exercise one of the most important dance muscles and relish in a long sweaty phrase.

In this class we will use release technique as well as other contemporary forms to let weight, momentum and extension carry us through space with clarity and courage to take up a lot of space. The class will cater to the int/adv mover but all levels with a desire to learn, retain and practice material WELCOME! We all feel a little scared, stuck, overwhelmed when learning new movement. In this class we try to lean into the challenge and know that we are doing something good for our body and mind even if we mess up every step of the way.

$15 (cash, Venmo, PayPal) NOTAFLOF

Advanced Fundamentals with Anubis Improv

12pm

This four-part workshop series led by David James Hamilton will take an advanced look at the fundamental principles of every improv scene: Who are we, Where are we, What are we doing, and How do we feel about it. Each two-hour session will focus on one principle with exercises, scene work, and comprehensive performance notes. Previous improv experience is preferred.

The sessions will run from 12-2p on consecutive Sundays from July 14th through August 4th at Hotel Peter and Paul, 2317 Burgundy St. The entire series is $50 per person, with individual sessions available for $15 each. For more information and to register, please email david@anubisimprov.com.

Week of

Advanced Fundamentals with Anubis Improv

12pm

This four-part workshop series led by David James Hamilton will take an advanced look at the fundamental principles of every improv scene: Who are we, Where are we, What are we doing, and How do we feel about it. Each two-hour session will focus on one principle with exercises, scene work, and comprehensive performance notes. Previous improv experience is preferred.

The sessions will run from 12-2p on consecutive Sundays from July 14th through August 4th at Hotel Peter and Paul, 2317 Burgundy St. The entire series is $50 per person, with individual sessions available for $15 each. For more information and to register, please email david@anubisimprov.com.

Week of

The Crystal Efemmes - Tree of Knowledge: Conversations with a Snake

5pm

The Crystal Efemmes have been hosting a series of "Forbidden Food" dinner parties under the umbrella of our non-profit organization The Front. The dinner parties are a way to fundraise for our upcoming exhibition at The Front in November entitled "The Fall" an immersive multi-media installation that re-imagines the story of The Garden of Eden from an intersectional feminist perspective. What if Eve, Lilith, God, and The Snake succeeded in kicking Adam and his misogynist views out of paradise and are now still enjoying the abundance of The Garden without the evils or perils of our contemporary concerns? The Fall centers around this question and uses immersive installations to create a revisionist herstory and experiential journey for the viewer.

The format for the Forbidden Food dinners are community style sit down meals with a maximum of 15 guests. Each meal has a theme, and the menu is inspired by foods cited in mythical lore as being dangerous or forbidden. During the meals, performances are delivered to reveal a portion of The Fall’s narrative. Each component of the meal is carefully considered; dinnerware is handmade and designed to fit the theme of the given dinner, sites are chosen for their historical and aesthetic importance, and overall ambience is manipulated to reflect the mood of the project. By breaking bread with members of our community we seek to create intimate bonds, cultivate conversation, and engage in the reassessment of origin stories.

Week of
A week of rest and respite at Peter and Paul

All events are located in the Church of Hotel Peter and Paul,
2317 Burgundy Street in the Marigny.