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.
Concept, Choreography, Writing by
ARETHA AOKI, EMILY JOHNSON, KRISTA LANGBERG, NONA MARIE INVIE, JULIA BITHER, THE SHORE CHOIR & LARGE CAST
Lighting Design by
Scenic Design by
EMILY JOHNSON, AIN GORDON,
JAMES EVEREST, HEIDI ECKWALL
Research and Special Projects
Creative Producer/ Manager
Original soundscore composed by James Everest and Nona Marie Invie with Fletcher Barnhill
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.
MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Park Siding Park
Friends of Loring Park
Grand Marais Park Board
Grand Marais Garden Club
Grand Marais Art Colony
The Loft Literary Center
Kim Bartmann and
The Red Stag Supper Club
Molly Van Avery and
The CornerStone Group
Dream of Wild Health
Institute for Advanced Study at
the University of Minnesota
University Honors Program at
the University of Minnesota
The Lenape Center
New York Live Arts
The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance
Billion Oyster Project
Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
North Brooklyn Boat Club
Iliamna Fish Company
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
Jack Tchen and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University
Arts By The People
Red Lantern Bicycles
Native Arts and Cultures Foundation