Emily Johnson is an artist who makes body-based work. She is a land and water protector and an activist for justice, sovereignty and well-being.
A Bessie Award-winning choreographer, Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the Doris Duke Artist Award, she is based in New York City.
Originally from Alaska, Emily is of the Yup’ik Nation and since 1998 has created work that considers the experience of sensing and seeing performance.
Her dances function as portals and installations, engaging audiences within and through space, time, and environment—interacting with a place's architecture, peoples, history and role in community.
Emily is trying to make a world where performance is part of life; where performance is an integral connection to each other, our environment, our stories, our past, present and future.
Watch the short film here.
Find out more about Emily Johnson here.
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Emily Johnson. Picture from sttlmnt.org
Razelle Benally, 'STTLMNT' film series Director from Red Brigade Films, says: "The STTLMNT video series is not only a response to the current state of the world, but illuminates the proactive nature and resilience of the artists, bringing back a sense of unity in a time where social engagement is limited."
Directed/Produced by STTLMNT Artist Razelle Benally with Cinematographer/Assistant Adam Conte.
Executive Producer is Ginger Dunnill.
14-15 Aug 21
01 May-11 Jul 21
23 Mar 21
04 Mar-25 Feb 21
27 Feb 21
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