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Outdoor art performance explores Louisiana's cultural legacy

September 21, 2006

Madeline Vann
Phone: 504-247-1425

mvann@tulane.edu

This October, A Studio in the Woods and ArtSpot Productions present "Beneath The Strata/Disappearing," an open-air performance installation of dance, art and music celebrating the enduring strength of southeast Louisiana's hurricane-adapted forests and mourning the loss of its land and cultures.

Every Saturday and Sunday in October, the public is invited to visit A Studio in the Woods, 13401 River Road (West Bank) at 4 p.m. for an interactive outdoor event featuring performers Ausettua Amor Amenkum, Herreast Harrison, Stephanie McKee, Lisa Shattuck, Beverly Trask, Nick Slie and students from the Students at the Center program at McMain High School. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Kathy Randels directed the piece, with design and visual art installations by Asante Salaam and musical accompaniment by Sean LaRocca and Luther Gray. This is an outdoor event, so attendees are asked to wear clothing and shoes appropriate for walking in the forest.

"Beneath The Strata/Disappearing" is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art, and by a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 website@tulane.edu