Presented in partnership with The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
Created and performed by Emily Johnson with Aretha Aoki, James Everest, Bethany Lacktorin, and Heidi Eckwall
Choreography, writing, and direction by Emily Johnson
Music composition by James Everest and Bethany Lacktorin
Emily Johnson, Artistic Director/Choreographer
Originally from Alaska and currently based in Minneapolis, director/choreographer/curator Emily Johnson has created work since 1998 that considers the experience of sensing and seeing performance. Her dances often function as installations, engaging audiences within and through a space and environment—sights, sounds, smells—interacting with a place’s architecture, history, and role in community.
Connect with the dance company’s artists for a Q & A immediately following each Women of Substance performance from the stage of The O’Shaughnessy.
The presentation of Emily Johnson/Catalyst was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.