"Loup Garou" is part performance, part ritual, part howl to the world about southeast Louisiana's disappearing coastal wetlands.
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Every half hour, Louisiana loses nearly a football field’s worth of coastal marshes to the Gulf of Mexico. Six major hurricanes since 2000 and this year's massive BP oil spill have exacerbated an already dire situation. In Louisiana, so many of our cultural traditions and industries derive directly from our relationship with the rich waters and swamps that surround us. What will become of those traditions when the land that nurtures them disappears?
We are New Orleans performance companies ArtSpot Productions and Mondo Bizarro, and last fall we premiered an original work called Loup Garou that speaks directly and evocatively to the destruction of southeast Louisiana's wetlands. Now we have been invited to present Loup Garou at the INFANT Theater Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia and we need your help and support to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.
Your donation* in any amount will help us raise awareness about the plight of Louisiana's gulf coast, as we sing this song of love and hope for our home to an international audience.
*ArtSpot Productions is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. Your contributions, less the market value of any rewards we provide in exchange, is tax-deductible in accordance with IRS rulings.
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"The swamp don’t just incorporate you, it becomes you." —Bona fide swamp tour of Lake Verret with the Loup Garou himself, Nick Slie.
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"Say goodnight to the crawfish boil." —A master Cajun Cooking Class with Nick Slie and his momma!
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