Artist Projects


Emily Johnson

Shore is a multi-day performance/installation of dance, volunteerism, feasting and storytelling. It is a place audiences choose to visit once or many times, as participants or observers. The project develops in each venue over an extended period of time, requiring conversation and collaboration amongst organizations. Shore begins with a feast, followed by a night of curated storytelling. During the day, participants propose and carry out volunteer activities needed in their home communities. Staged performances that move from outdoors to the stage take place at night.

Project Updates

  • 2015: Johnson brings SHORE to Lenapehoking (New York City), with gatherings and events throughout the city and performances at New York Live Arts

  • 2014: Johnson presents SHORE at Northrup, University of Minnesota

  • 2013: Johnson has two development residencies at Studio 206 in Minneapolis for Shore

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    Emily Johnson

    Emily Johnson is an artist who makes body-based work. Originally from Alaska, she is currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since 1998 she has cr…


  • Events

    Oct 11 – Oct 18, 2015
    Emily Johnson/Catalyst Brings SHORE to Seattle

    Jun 17 – Jun 22, 2014
    Emily Johnson/Catalyst presents "SHORE" at Northrop in Minneapolis, MN

    Sep 29 – Sep 29, 2013
    Emily Johnson's Creative Capital project "SHORE" has a preview and benefit at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

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  • Project News

    April 15, 2015
    Project Premiere: Emily Johnson's SHORE in Lenapehoking (New York City)

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