Emily Johnson The Thank-you Bar
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Dimly glowing blocks of metaphorical igloo ice handed out to everyone
Dreamy layers of sound at times building slowly, at times appearing suddenly throughout the room
360 degrees of stage around the audience fading away into darkness
The realer side of the magical realism moments where Emily includes herself, the history of the building and some exit signs into the performance
Time to think about relationships with place in the North West
Leg muscles
Heavy handed metaphors: an endless stack of name-tags = oh, all our shifting identities, the fish that can’t be dissected = well, somethings just can’t be studied, only known in their own contexts
The uncomfortably practiced performance of sincere in-the-moment-ness
Lots of jumping around