zoe | juniper (Seattle)
BeginAgain questions the multiplicity of self, memory and perspective through two parallel solos weaving in and out of each other. Juniper Shuey’s futuristic design explores new technological methods juxtaposed against Zoe Scofield’s intense, primal choreography, featuring Ms. Scofield and duet partner Ariel Freedman (Batsheva Dance Company, Kidd Pivot), triggers a raw tableaux of movement and stage designs. BeginAgain reveals an intrinsic truth about oneself and the aspects of humanity that unite us all.
Concept, Design, Direction: Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey
Choreography:Zoe Scofield with Ariel Freedman
Video and Spatial Design: Juniper Shuey
Sound Design: Julian Martlew
Lighting Design: Amiya Brown
Costume Design: Christine Meyers
Paper Wall: Celeste Cooning
Managing Director: Stefanie Karlin
“The blending of their talents has produced some of the most impressive dance/visual spectacles to come out of Seattle in recent years.” – The Seattle Times
Jan 14, 15, 16 8pm
Baryshnikov Arts Center,
Jerome Robbins Theater
450 W 37th St, Manhattan
$20; $15 Students & Seniors
2013 Stranger Genius award winner and Princess Grace awardee zoe | juniper is a Seattle based dance and visual arts team that has been described as a “crazy dream you just can’t shake” by Karen Campbell of The Boston Globe. Co-founded by choreographer Zoe Scofield and visual artist Juniper Shuey the company creates stunning dance, video installation and photography works. In 2005 Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey teamed up to create their first stage performance for On the Boards Northwest New Works Festival and shortly after co-founded zoe | juniper. They have since been commissioned and presented by national and international arts centers such as On the Boards, PICA, Pennsylvania Ballet, Trafo House of Art, Dance Theater Workshop, Bates Dance Festival, NYLA, Spoleto Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Body Festival (New Zealand), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Columbia College Chicago, DiverseWorks, The Frye Art Museum, and City Arts Festival among others. They have taught workshops and given lectures on dance, photography, collaboration and installation throughout the US and internationally. zoe | juniper has been awarded residencies, awards and grants from the MacDowell Colony, Princess Grace Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Artist Trust, The Stranger Genius Award, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Performance Network, Alpert Award, Wesleyan University, Seattle Magazine, Velocity Dance Center, On the Boards and City Arts Magazine, among others.
Zoe Scofield is a dance and visual artist based in Seattle, WA since 2002. Born and raised in Gainesville, GA, Zoe began ballet at a young age, instilling in her a deep love and interest in structure, discipline and performance’s ability to create a transformative experience. Zoe attended Walnut Hill School for the Arts, in Boston MA, receiving a Monticello Choreography Fellowship and graduating with high honors in dance. After, she danced with Prometheus Dance in Boston and Atlas Moves, directed by Bill James in Toronto, Canada. Zoe has taught at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Boston Conservatory, Columbia College, University of Colorado at Boulder, and served as a guest panelist for Dance Critics Association, PICA’s Educating Dance Audiences, and gloATL Tanz Farm, and has been commissioned to create work on Cornish College of the Arts and CalArts. In 2005 Zoe began collaborating with video and visual artist Juniper Shuey on video, photographic and dance projects shown in visual art galleries, museums and theaters.
Juniper Shuey was born in California, and is a visual artist based in Seattle, WA since 1997. Juniper went to Emerson College in Boston, studying set and lighting design for three years. He then transferred to Ceramics at the University of Washington where the faculty allowed him to develop his art in performance and clay. This developed into the use of video projection into space as a sculptural element in his work. Juniper’s work has been published in several art books including SOIL Artist, Lava, and Fashion is ART. Juniper has participated on several professional art panels including New England Foundation for the Arts, The MacArthur Foundation and a professional practices panel discussion at the University of Washington. In 2004 Juniper received the Curator’s Choice Award at Tacoma Art Museum’s Northwest Biennial. In 2005 he had his first solo gallery exhibition at Howard House in Seattle and in 2006 he won the People’s Choice Award at Bellevue Art Museum’s Northwest Biennial.
Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) is the realization of a long-held vision by artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov who sought to build an arts center in Manhattan that would serve as a gathering place for artists from all disciplines. BAC’s opening in 2005 heralded the launch of this mission, establishing a thriving creative laboratory and performance space for artists from around the world. BAC’s activities encompass a robust residency program augmented by a range of professional services, including commissions of new work, as well as the presentation of performances by artists at varying stages of their careers. In tandem with its commitment to supporting artists, BAC is dedicated to building audiences for the arts by presenting contemporary, innovative work at affordable ticket prices. For more information, please visit www.bacnyc.org.
Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC), located in the Hudson Yards neighborhood on Manhattan’s far West Side, is accessible by the A/C/E and 1/2/3 subway lines. Just a few blocks from the northern end of the High Line, BAC is at the center of a culturally vibrant neighborhood, home to an array of art galleries, theater companies, and shopping destinations. Visitors to BAC can choose from a variety of restaurants, bars, and cafés along 9th Avenue between 34th and 42nd streets.
BeginAgain was co-commissioned by The Joyce Theater in partnership with 3-Legged Dog and On the Boards through their Performance Production Program with support from the Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation, The Princess Grace Foundation and New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project. Residency support provided by Velocity Dance Center, gloATL Frye Art Museum, City Arts Festival, Springboard Dance and BodyTraffic. Additional presentation support provided by Harkness Foundation for Dance, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Fund, Mertz Gilmore Foundation and Jerome Robbins Foundation. This project is made possible in part by support from the National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program. For more information: www.npnweb.org.