CAJUN DANCE HALLS AND ZYDECO CLUBS: Then and Now
Sep 09, 2016 — Oct 16, 2016
Cajun Dance Halls and Zydeco Clubs: Then and Now is photographic portrayal, past and present, of south Louisiana Dance Halls. It combines the research of two ongoing projects about the subject: The Center for Louisiana Studies' Louisiana Dancehalls Project, directed by John "Pudd" Sharp, which showcases visual artifacts and memorabilia from archive; And pictures by Philip Gould that are drawn from his upcoming photography book, Ghosts of Good Time: South Louisiana Dance Halls Past and Present, published by UL Press. Included in the exhibit are recent architectural images of clubs, open and closed, as well as a selection from Gould's four-decade career documenting Louisiana. Additional archival materials from the Center for Louisiana Studies come from a variety of sources including collections by club owners, musicians, family members and patrons. This exhibition is presented in partnership with Festivals Acadiens et Créoles.