Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 7:30PM-8:00PM

On Wednesday, June 2, join us for a live a special live performance of river, river, river by Shannon Stewart. Stewart, a dance artist located in New Orleans, LA, is the first traveling artist to be presented by Making Moves. For this performance we are thrilled to partner with The Black Box, located in the Historic West Bottoms ( Admission to the event is free.

Paralleling the tumultuous arc of the creative process, in “river, river, river,” Stewart simultaneously excavates family history, ecological devastation, and the circuitous ways these things are woven into being a performance artist.


Shannon Stewart / Screaming Traps explores the intersection of dance with embodied identities and social choreographies. Her creative practice is body-centered as she traverses through multiple disciplines choreographically – writing, film, lecture, and performance.

Shannon was born in the South and came of age as an artist in the Pacific Northwest, Bay Area, and Europe. She has an MFA from Tulane University in Interdisciplinary Dance Performance and a BA in Urban Design from the University of Washington and is based in New Orleans.

Her work has been presented in Seattle, Portland, Detroit, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Atlanta, New York, Chicago and Berlin. She collaborates closely with New Orleans musicians Aurora Nealand and Byron Asher and many others. Shannon curates and produces regional and international performance opportunities for artists experimenting with form. She is a core faculty member of ROAR Berlin–a program for radical journeys in dance, the body and performance–and she is a member of the Front Gallery New Orleans.

Image Credit: Ian Douglas Photography


Making Moves is a monthly dance performance series located in Kansas City, MO, curated and produced by Kyle Mullins. Making Moves is dedicated to the creation and development of new works by local and regional dance makers and to expose Kansas City audiences to a wider array of contemporary dance making.

Making Moves provides area choreographers, dancers, and audiences the opportunity to share in the process of new and experimental work in both traditional and non-traditional performance venues. Experimentation, risk-taking, collaboration, and multi-disciplinary approaches are encouraged.

Supported by Charlotte Street Foundation, fiscal sponsorship by Fractured Atlas. Click here to donate.

Event Details

Wednesday, June 2 at 7:30PM


Black Box (1060 Union Ave)


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