A Multimedia Dance Performance by
Zoe | Juniper
Thursday, March 26 to Saturday, March 29, 2015
Photo by Tim Summers
A swirl of duality and dueling identities…uncanny, luminous beauty. The New York Times
Visual wizardry, brilliant dance. Seattle Times
(Los Angeles, CA) REDCAT, CalArts downtown center for contemporary arts, presents the multimedia dance performance BeginAgain by Seattle-based creative duo zoe | juniper Thursday, March 26 to Saturday, March 29, 2015.
Co-founded by choreographer Zoe Scofield and visual artist Juniper Shuey, zoe | juniper creates stunning dance, video, and installation projects. Their latest work BeginAgain, set in a rich and immersive environment of striking projections and kaleidoscopic paper sculptures, is an intoxicating theatrical adventure juxtaposing Scofields supple-edged choreography with Shueys swirling and lush visuals. At once primal and sharply balletic, Scofields movement alters our perception of the lithe dancers, with a mix of animalistic otherworldliness and virtuosity. BeginAgain smartly investigates the multiplicity of self, memory and perspective through two parallel solos that weave in and out of each other, beautifully performed by Scofield and her dance partner Ariel Freedman (Batsheva Dance Company, Kidd Pivot.)
The original sound score is created by Morgan Henderson (Blood Brothers, Fleet Foxes) and Erin Jorgensen, costume design is by Christine Meyers, lighting design by Amiya Brown and sound design by Julian Martlew.
About the Artists
Scofield and Shuey teamed up to create their first stage performance in 2005, and shortly after co-founded zoe | juniper. They have since been commissioned and presented by national and international arts centers such as Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts, Pennsylvania Ballet, Trafo House of Art, Dance Theater Workshop, Bates Dance Festival, NYLA, Spoleto Festival, On the Boards, 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, 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 performances 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, PICAs 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. Junipers 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 Curators Choice Award at Tacoma Art Museums Northwest Biennial. In 2005 he had his first solo gallery exhibition at Howard House in Seattle and in 2006 he won the Peoples Choice Award at Bellevue Art Museums Northwest Biennial.
Funded in part with generous support from the National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program, and with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
zoe | juniper: BeginAgain
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8:30pm
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:30pm
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:30pm
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:00pm
Location: REDCAT | 631 West 2nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
For more information call the REDCAT Box Office at 213-237-2800
Or visit: http://www.redcat.org/event/zoe-juniper-beginagain
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REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, presents a dynamic and international mix of innovative visual, performing and media arts year round. Located inside the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall complex in downtown Los Angeles, REDCAT houses a theater, a gallery space and a lounge. Through performances, exhibitions, screenings, and literary events, REDCAT introduces diverse audiences, students and artists to the most influential developments in the arts from around the world, and gives artists in this region the creative support they need to achieve national and international stature. REDCAT continues the tradition of the California Institute of the Arts, its parent organization, by encouraging experimentation, discovery and lively civic discourse.
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Location/Parking: REDCAT is located in downtown Los Angeles inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex with a separate entrance at the corner of West 2nd and Hope Streets. Parking is available in the Walt Disney Concert Hall parking structure. $9 event rate or $5 for vehicles entering after 8:00 pm on weekdays.
Street Address: 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles CA 90012
THE LOUNGE | Open to the public six days a week, the Lounge is a great place to spend an afternoon or grab a drink pre- and post-performance.
Lounge Hours: TuesdaysFridays from 9am until 8 pm or post-show; Saturdays from noon until 8 pm or post-show; Sundays from noon until 6pm or post-show
THE GALLERY | REDCAT’s Gallery presents five major exhibitions each year, and publishes artist books and catalogues. Admission to the Gallery is FREE.
Gallery Hours: TuesdaysSundays from noon until 6 pm and through intermission
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Box Office Hours: TuesdaysSaturday from noon until 6 pm or two hour prior to curtain