Created and performed by Julie Johnson on amplified flute and looping & effects pedals
Video editing by Tamara Ober
My first collaboration with dancer/choreographer Tamara Ober, Standing on the Hollow started as a twelve-minute piece inspired by Flannery O’Connor’s short story “Good Country People.” That piece inspired us to expand our exploration of the themes of memory, loss, and resilience. We turned to two more literary works: “Little Selves” by Mary Lerner and Toni Morrison’s Beloved, that great American novel about the searing echoes of one of the wickedest periods in our country’s history. Under the direction of D.J. Mendel, Standing on the Hollow evolved into a full-length show that also included Mendel’s film and design work. We premiered it at the 2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival. “Slipping Back” is a section inspired by “Little Selves.”
Upon purchase, you can download a PDF that contains a Vimeo link and password to the show.
Photo by Bill Cameron
Julie Johnson is a fiscal year 2021 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.