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Niicugni in Alaska and Portland, OR

We are in Alaska, where Niicugni was born. It is good to bring it home! It's also good to share this place I love with Aretha, James, Heidi, Max, and Russ! As I write this to you, they are out on the ocean with my parents, fishing. Eagles perch on the roof of our theater everyday. We've had breakfast with my grandma, spent time with my niece and nephew, walked on a few beaches. How lucky we are!

From here we go to Portland, Oregon, where we get to perform Niicugni but also get to take part in a deeply connected symposium presented by PICA:How do you mean? Culture in Translation. What an honor to share this time with the incredible artists and scholars taking part. Please take part too, come see us and send your friends!

Love from Alaska, Emily

Performance: Niicugni presented by Bunnell St. Arts Center
at  Pier One Theater
Friday, May 24th at 7:30
Saturday, May 25th at 3:00
Saturday, May 25th at 7:30
Tickets at 907-235-2662
Exhibit: Niicugniinstallation currently up at Bunnell St. Arts Center

Performance: Niicugni presented by PICA
at Bodyvox Dance Center
Saturday, June 8th at 8:00
Sunday, June 9th at 6:00
Tickets here

Symposium:  How do you mean? Culture in Translation
a symposium with
Anna Craycroft, Emily Johnson, Jacqueline Shea Murphy, Keith Hennessy, Harrell Fletcher, Wendy Red Star, Reuben Roqueni, Dean Daderko, Richard Taylor

Some of the symposium events:

Awareness, Environment, Impulse
A workshop led by Emily

June 8th, 11am at NAYA
More info

Field Guide: Dance
Getting Over Getting It

Workshop, dinner, Niicugniperformance, and post-show conversation guided by Keith Hennessy
More info

Panel: Upending Meaning
Rereading and reframing cultural specificity
Moderated by Reuben Roqueni
June 9th, 12:30 at PICA
More info

Harrell Fletcher and Emily Johnson: What we Talk About
June 9th, 2:30pm at BodyVox Dance Center
More info

Fish Skin Lantern Workshop
June 10th - 13th, noon - 5pm at PICA
More info

I'll be joining SO Percussion as one of this year's artists in residence at the River to River Festival in NYC. Our "home" will be the South Street Seaport, where we will present a week of collaborative rehearsal/performance/works in progress of our recent showWhere (we) Live, directed by Ain Gordon.

Back in Minneapolis my collaborators and I will begin our new work, SHORE, with summer residencies and work-in-progress showings.

Later Event: August 2
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