Walking Tour #3: East Village with Emily Johnson (Platform 2018) – Danspace Project
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Walking Tour #3: East Village with Emily Johnson (Platform 2018)

Image: Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "Plate 41: Map bounded by Fourth Avenue, East 12th Street, Second Avenue, Fifth Street; Including Bowery, Third Avenue, Sixth Street, Seventh Street, Eighth Street (St.Mark's Place), Astor Place, Stuyvesant Street, East Ninth Street, East 10th Street, East 11th Street" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5e66b3e8-77fd-d471-e040-e00a180654d7

Platform 2018 considers the cultural, dance, and architectural histories of the many peoples who’ve inhabited downtown NYC and beyond. Each week the Platform will feature a commissioned walking tour led by an artist or scholar.

Emily Johnson, a director/choreographer/curator, originally from Alaska and currently based in New York, will lead a silent walk through the East Village of Manhahtaan in Lenapehoking, homeland of the Lenape. Since 1998, Emily has created work 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. This walk will include the neighborhood surrounding St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery and Cooper Union, considering our relationship to land and the Indigeneity of New York.

Danspace Project will confirm exact meeting location for the tour approximately one week in advance.

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