The Broad Stage proudly announces its new role as a commissioner and producer of original works, centered on dynamic partnerships with the groundbreaking artists of our time! Our first artistic cohort is creating five new works which will receive their World, California and Los Angeles Premieres over the next two seasons. Taking a work from inception to fully-staged realization is a very special process for all involved – one that we invite you, our audiences, to be a part of.
by Emily Johnson
featuring a score by Raven Chacon
“I view our bodies as everything: our bodies are culture, history, present and future, all at once. Out of respect for, and trust in, our bodies and collective memories, I give equal weight to story and image, to movement and stillness, to what I imagine and what I do not know.” - Emily Johnson
Behold a visual, aural and ancestral landscape of Indigenous power! Award-winning choreographer Emily Johnson has created an evening-length performance gathering which examines future creation stories and present joy, and serves as an integral part of our connection to each other, our environment, our stories, our past, present and future. This new partnership seeks to (re)build visions of the forces that brought this world into being while ushering into focus new futures with the potential to reshape the way we relate to ourselves, and to the human and more-than-human cohabitants of our worlds.