In June 2018, New Orleans dance company Known Mass, under the direction of Ann Glaviano, developed an improvisational score in response to artist Catherine Nelson's drawings and installation titled "A Tussle with the Genius Loci." It was as hot as the referenced Louisiana swamp in the venue, and viewers fanned themselves as they moved among performers, accessing multiple vantage points throughout the space. Performers included Dewuan Frances, Rebecca Allen, and Ann Glaviano, and installation elements included wall drawings, modified locally found objects, and percussive papier mache pieces. Enjoy a few excerpts from their hour-long movement and vocal performance.
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