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SHORE: Performance | Part 4 of 4 Oct 19, 2015

The smell of rain, whales’ gaze, deep breathing, harmonic, gasp. This syncopates everything.

Somehow Whale, the Symbol becomes Whale the Portal. There are songs of whispering. There is belly. There is undulation. There is water. There is opening. There is a throughway and a way through.

“And then there is a sound the world has never heard.”

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SHORE: PERFORMANCE | Part 3 of 4 Oct 19, 2015

Something is shaken out and up from the earth. There is a beat that is beyond our ability to hear—a stirring, a shaking, a clear PULL.

I appreciate the small-breasted jiggle of modesty that is occurring here. The slapping stride that allows sound in—there is so much that permeates. To be in the audience of SHORE is to be impregnated in a dream. Something will come—full of breath and the sound of footfall to make you make your insides feel full.

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SHORE: Performance | Part 2 of 4: Catalyst Artistic Director: Emily Johnson Oct 17, 2015

I can see the creator humbled by herself. The drums, the billowing red, the blinking eyes, the harmonic.

This is a dialogue of moving bodies. The swish of arms in coats. Frozen fingers. Pantylines. This is real.

In profile, I can feel how heavy Emily’s eyelashes are—the catalyst, whose body moves as if commanded to.

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Sounds from The Shore Oct 16, 2015

It comes and it runs away
it comes and it runs away
it comes and it runs away
the wind through the leaves of poplars

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GATHER HERE | Part 1 of 4: Review of SHORE: Performance Oct 16, 2015

I am greeted by a red-owl-eyed, Emily Johnson, in a parking lot underneath a clear night sky. She remembers me from the SHORE: Story event at Hugo House, even though the performance is already in progress. This is the opposite of dismissal—this is acknowledgement, a rarity.

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REVIEW of SHORE: STORY (A Curated Reading) Oct 14, 2015

SHORE: A Curated Reading
Catalyst Artistic Director: Emily Johnson

Emily begins with gratitude to the Duwamish, Muckleshoot, and Hugo House for co-creating the event with her. Then she mentions how nice it is to be back in Seattle after 10 years away and introduces the first reader.

 

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