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Dancehalls of South Louisiana

04/05/2014 02:53PM ● Published by Gail Garcia

University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Assistant Director for Research John "Pudd" Sharp will screen parts of his new documentary film, Dancehalls of South Louisiana and discuss new details of his research on dancehalls in local parishes at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 at the Jeanerette Museum. The museum is located at 500 E. Main Street, Jeanerette.
Sharp has inventoried over 1,200 dancehalls and will give an introduction and brief discussion about his work that includes house dances dating back to the late 1800s.
He won the 2012 Louisiana Filmmaker award from Louisiana Economic Development for his film, Dancehalls of South Louisiana. Sharp also served as writer, producer and photographer for the documentary, Water on Road, the story of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana a small community, made up entirely of members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw and Houma Indian Tribes.
The one hour film viewing and talk is suitable for an adult audience and is being held free of charge.
For more information on the film viewing of Dancehalls of South Louisiana, visit the museum online at; email, visit the museum on Facebook or call the museum at 337-276-4408 Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This program is also sponsored by Iberia Recreation. 
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