THE THANK-YOU BAR
"A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF AN EMERGING CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN AESTHETIC"
The New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” award winning work, THE THANK-YOU BAR is a performance/installation of dance, live music, storytelling and visual image connecting ideas of displacement, longing, and language to history, pre-conceived notions, architecture, and igloo-myth.
Created and performed by choreographer Emily Johnson with composers/musicians James Everest and Joel Pickard. Featuring beadwork by celebrated artist Karen Beaver, costumes by Angie Vo and Kari Multz, lighting design by Heidi Eckwall and paper sculptures by Krista Kelley Walsh. Includes companion concerts by experimental music duo BLACKFISH (James Everest + Joel Pickard).
The Thank-you Bar is made possible by support from the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development, The MAP Fund, Subito/American Composers Forum, The Moore Family Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation, OutNorth, Franconia Sculpture Park, The McKnight Foundation, generous individuals and the National Performance Network (NPN). Major contributors of NPN are the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, MetLife Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). www.npnweb.org.
The THANK-YOU BAR
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