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zoe | juniper: A Crack in Everything

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A Crack in Everything
February 14th, 15th & 16th 8:00PM
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago
1306 S Michigan Ave. Chicago IL 60605 | VISIT WEBSITE
Thursday: $26; Friday/Saturday: $30 | BUY TICKETS
http://zoejuniper.org/

 

 

“[A Crack In Everything] blurs the lines between what is horrible and what is beautiful.”
— The Boston Globe

 

DESCRIPTION

Wife and husband Zoe Scofield (choreographer) and Juniper Shuey (sculptor, photographer and visual/media artist) began their artistic collaboration in 2004 in Seattle. Their latest full-evening work, A Crack in Everything, uses the Greek Tragedy The Oresteia as a lens to understand the emotional spectrum between the justice we crave and the blood lust of revenge. A dance experience in permeability and containment, aggression and catharsis, the work examines liminal states: the thresholds between conscious and unconscious, action and reaction, and cause and effect, in the moments that divide people’s lives into before and after. PROGRAM CONTAINS NUDITY.

 

OTHER EVENTS

DANCEMASTERS CLASS LED BY ZOE SCOFIELD
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 * 10:00–11:30AM | MORE INFO
Ruth Page Center for the Arts Studio #2 * 1016 N Dearborn Prkwy | VISIT WEBSITE
Admission: $15 General, $10 Students | REGISTER ONLINE
POST PERFORMANCE CONVERSATION
Thursday, February 14, 2013
PRE PERFORMANCE TALK WITH JUNIPER SHUEY
Friday, February 15, 2013 * 7:00pm

 

BIO

ZOE | JUNIPER was co-founded by choreographer Zoe Scofield and visual artist Juniper Shuey for the creation of dance, video installations and photography works. Their collaboration began in 2004 with I am nothing without you for On the Boards’ NW New Works Festival, and eventually led to the formation of their company in 2006. Since then their work has been presented/commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, On the Boards, Bumbershoot, SCUBA 2007, Bates Dance Festival, PICA’s TBA Festival, DiverseWorks ArtSpace, Spoleto Festival, Wesleyan University, Spectrum Dance Theater, American Realness Festival, Dance Theater Workshop/NYLA, World Music/CRASHArts, Frye Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center, Trafo House of Contemporary Art, Body Festival, Southern Lights Dance and The Myrna Loy Center. Zoe, Juniper and composer/musician Morgan Henderson were the co-creators of the Secret of Gold Festival in 2006, an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival in Arlington, WA. The company has received funding from the Artist Trust, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Dance Project, National Performance Network, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Dance Theater Workshop, MacDowell Colony, MAD AIR, and the Mellon Foundation.

ZOE SCOFIELD studied ballet and modern dance at Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts in Boston. She has danced with Prometheus Dance and Bill James among other choreographers in Toronto, Boston and Seattle. Scofield has received the Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award from Wesleyan University, Artist Trusts GAP Grant and Artist Fellowship Award, Seattle Magazine’s Spotlight Award, The Strangers Genius Award short list, Alpert Award Residency and the Princess Grace Foundation Choreography Award. As collaborators, Scofield and Shuey have shown their work at Howard House, SOFA Gallery, Soil Gallery, TBA Festival and the Tacoma Art Museum.

JUNIPER SHUEY is a photographer, video installation and sculptural performance artist based in Seattle. His work has been featured in exhibitions at SOFA Gallery, Body Festival, Howard House, Tacoma Art Museum, Fashion is Art curated by Thread, Noodleworks, Bumbershoot, Bellevue Art Museum, and La Mostra in Palazzo Pio, Rome. He has received several awards including the Curators’ Choice Award from the Tacoma Art Museum’s Northwest Biennial 2004, the People’s Choice Award from the Bellevue Art Museum’s Northwest Annual 2001, and the 2000 Lambda Rho Art Honorary from the University of Washington School of Art. Shuey was commissioned by composer Huang Ruo to create a video installation for his chamber quartet’s upcoming tour.