A Unique Experience By #Yu’pik Director: SHORE #Dance Performance, October 11-18th
by Red Haircrow
(Photo from Native Arts & Cultures Foundation)
“SHORE is a multi-day performance installed in four equal parts:
Dance, Story, Volunteerism & Feast.”
“If you are seeking an amazing arts adventure and live in or near Seattle, Wash., it is not too late to attend and/or participate in “SHORE”.
“SHORE” examines the metaphorical convergence of environments—beginning where land meets water and vice-versa called ‘shore.’ “SHORE’s” performance incorporates the elements of volunteerism, story and dance and concludes with a “feast” – all of which result in a dynamic and powerful community participatory experience.
Choreographed and directed by Emily Johnson (Yup’ik), “SHORE” is an outstanding achievement in innovative installation dance performance and community engagement. Ms. Johnson’s work further advocates for the principles incorporated in traditional Native culture that emphasize the value placed on social equity within the broader community.
The last opportunity to experience “SHORE” will be in Seattle the week of October 11th through 18th, 2015, when it completes its 2015 tour at various locations to be announced.
To become involved as an audience member or participant, choose any of these event dates:
- STORY, October 11: Local writers share their work relating to home, place and land in a curated reading at Hugo House.
- VOLUNTEERISM, TBA: Community members are invited to come together to address an issue of local concern through action.
- PERFORMANCE, October 15-17: The heart of the project is a multi-layered dance piece featuring community singers and movers together with dancers from Emily’s group, Catalyst Dance. Performances will be held at On the Boards.
- FEAST, October 18: SHORE ends in a community potluck. Participants are invited to bring dishes to share with the gathered community.
“SHORE” is one of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation’s Community Inspiration Projects. For more information about SHORE and Seattle locations, please go to the SHORE website.
SHARED POST FROM THE NATIVE ARTS & CULTURES FOUNDATION, PLEASE VISIT THEIR SITE FOR MORE INFORMATION, OTHER EVENTS, AND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION.