2022 UC Regents Lecturer: Emily Johnson

Land and An Architecture of the Overflow

2022 UC Regents Lecturer: Emily Johnson
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022
    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM


  • UCLA Kaufman Hall 208

UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance in association with

American Indian Studies Center presents an artist talk by

UCLA Regents’ Lecturer

Emily Johnson:

“Land and An Architecture of the Overflow”

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 12 p.m.

UCLA Kaufman Hall 208

Free and Open to the Public

If you would like to attend in person please register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/land-and-an-architecture-of-the-overflow-by-emily-johnson-tickets-324404642017

Join the Zoom meeting: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/98941877609

Watch the stream on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wZYYb07Kieo

Bessie, Guggenheim, and Doris Duke award-winning dance artist Emily Johnson will discuss her practice as a choreographer, a land and water protector, and an activist for justice, Indigenous sovereignty, and well-being.

Johnson is known for creating dances that function as portals and care processions—engaging audiences within and through space, time, and environment—in projects designed to interact with a place's architecture, peoples, history and role in building futures. Recognizing that in order for her work to truly take root, for it to bring forth the shifts in consciousness that are at the heart of her artistic processes, she engages her work on the structural level. To that end, she has developed a living Decolonization Rider to further transform and change institutional systems and governance, offering a framework for discussion and action.

Her newest work, Being Future Being will premiere at The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at Santa Monica College, September 8–10, 2022.

Full bio: http://www.catalystdance.com

Decolonization Rider: http://www.catalystdance.com/decolonization-rider

If you would like to attend in person please register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/land-and-an-architecture-of-the-overflow-by-emily-johnson-tickets-324404642017

Join the Zoom meeting: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/98941877609

Watch the stream on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wZYYb07Kieo

Photo by Adam Sings in The Timber

Back to top