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For Emily Johnson, everything is a dance. This includes walking the banks of the Mississippi, cleaning up trash, feasting, farming, and performing. "I constantly ask the question, 'How do the dances I make relate to the work everyone does in the world?' Performance is one kind of work related to every other kind," says Johnson.
Her newest piece, "SHORE," is a peripatetic, multi-day performance installation of dance, story, volunteerism, and feasting. It begins with a reading today at the Loft Literary Center, and includes a day of community action and volunteerism along the Mississippi River, two evening performances at Northrop on the University of Minnesota campus, and a potluck feast in Wisconsin. More »