NOMINATED FOR “OUTSTANDING DANCE PRESENTATION,” Big Easy Awards 2019
Known Mass No. 3, “St. Maurice”
Happyland Theater (3126 Burgundy St., New Orleans)
May 9-11, 2019, 7:30-9pm
May 11, 2019, 2:30-4pm
minicine? (846 Texas Ave., Shreveport)
May 17-18, 2019, 7:30-9pm
Learn the story behind this show.
Dancers / co-choreographers: Kylie Arceneaux, Virginia Byron, Katya Chizayeva, Ann Glaviano (director), and Catherine Nelson. Experimental Mass composed and performed by Melissa Guion (MJ Guider).
Known Mass No. 3, “St. Maurice” (May 2019 production) was made possible with the support of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the New Orleans Theatre Association, and a family foundation in Shreveport. Essential in-kind support was donated by Jarina Carvalho (Live Oak Dance) and Chris Givens. Thanks also to the St. Maurice parishioners for allowing access to their grammar school reunion, and to all who contributed their stories about the church space and church community.
Melissa self-released the music for this show digitally and on cassette in June 2021, garnering a feature from Bandcamp as Album of the Day.