SHORE

(2014)

SHORE IS A MULTI-DAY PERFORMANCE INSTALLATION OF FOUR EQUAL PARTS: DANCE, STORY, VOLUNTEERISM, AND FEAST.

It is a celebration of the places where we meet and merge - land and water, performer and audience, art and community, past, present, and future. 

 

"I embrace SHORE’s humble directives—take action;
listen to one another’s stories; open your heart to dreams, dance, and song; feed one another; come together and celebrate—practice being in community." 

- Eleanor Savage

 
 

SHORE is the third in a trilogy of works that began with the New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" award-winning The Thank-you Bar and continued with the ten-city tour of Niicugni. 

SHORE expands beyond the theater into the world. Over the course of a week, SHORE includes four equal parts: COMMUNITY ACTION (volunteerism) in partnership with community organizations; STORY (a curated reading); PERFORMANCE that begins outdoors and moves into a theater; and a festive, culminating potluck FEAST to which participants bring the stories and recipes of the dishes they bring to share.

RELATED LINKS

SHORE Essays
 

PHOTOS:

SHORE in Lenapehoking (NYC)

SHORE Minneapolis: Story

SHORE Minneapolis: Community Action

SHORE Minneapolis: Performance

SHORE Minneapolis: Feast

 

 
 

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Concept, Choreography, Writing by
EMILY JOHNSON

Directed by
AIN GORDON

Music Direction and Lead Collaboration by
JAMES EVEREST
 
Soundscore Composed by
JAMES EVEREST & NONA MARIE INVIE
with FLETCHER BARNHILL

Performed by
ARETHA AOKI, EMILY JOHNSON, KRISTA LANGBERG, NONA MARIE INVIE, JULIA BITHER, JAMES EVEREST, FLETCHER BARNHILL, THE SHORE CHOIR, & a large cast of 20 local dancers

Lighting Design by
HEIDI ECKWALL

Costumes by
ANGIE VO

Scenic Design by
EMILY JOHNSON, AIN GORDON,
JAMES EVEREST, HEIDI ECKWALL


Research and Special Projects
JULIA BITHER
 
Creative Producer/ Manager
MEREDITH BOGGIA

Press Representative
JANET STAPLETON
 

 
 
 

Support

SHORE is A Project of Creative Capital and Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Inc. SHORE is made with support from The McKnight Foundation; a Joyce Award; Carolyn Foundation; and MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. SHORE has been supported by residencies at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, the Robert Rauschenberg Residency, and Headlands Center for the Arts. Research for SHORE is supported by a grant from the Doris Duke Foundation to Build Demand for the Arts. SHORE is supported by a National Dance Project Touring Award from the New England Foundation for the Arts.