THERELATIVEBEING WHATITIS ANDCONTEXTBEING EVERYTHING  is work in progress showing of Shannon Stewart's latest work.  This showing partially meets the fulfillment of Shannon's  MFA in Tulane University’s new Masters in Interdisciplinary Dance Performance.


Reenacting personal caricatures and internet memes about femininity,  The Relative Being uses the intersection of gender and sexuality studies with choreographic practices to examine narratives about gendered and privileged identities--specifically what is accurate, what is too simplistic, what is problematic in certain depictions of femininity, and how all of these are rendered unstable by memory, social constructions, and point of view.  The format of the Relative Being blurs the lines between installation, performance and conversation and asks what is real and what is fake?

Set in a floating white box designed by Cătălin Manea, three performers exhaustively enter into and rebel against images, tropes and movements sourced through years of personal, scholarly, studio and field research. Costumes designed by Hannah Lax amplify the use of comedy, drag, trash, and unrelenting nature of “conditioning.”  



October 5 – 8 | 8pm (Doors at 7:30)

October 9 | 2pm (Doors at 1:30)


$10 – General Admission

FREE – Tulane Students and FacultyWebsite:


Lupin Theatre | Tulane University

Department of Theatre and Dance

150 Dixon Hall Annex

New Orleans, LA 70118