zoe | juniper (Seattle, USA)
Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and the Simon Fraser Community Presentation Society
January 15-16, 2013 8:00PM
Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Seattle choreographer Zoe Scofield and visual artist Juniper Shuey offer up a surreal, visually arresting examination of the gap between cause and effect, before and after, and action and reaction. A Crack in Everything is a beguiling, layered, multi-media experience that explores the enduring questions of justice posed in the Greek tragedy The Oresteia through dramatic video and costumes, atmospheric installations and lighting, and Scofield’s ritualistic movement.
Scofield writes “I loved that idea that there is a flaw in everything, and that there is a space where our humanity and our fallibility is always there and is always present no matter the attempt to make it not.” A Crack in Everything touches on these notions, moving through various sequences that are both otherworldly and beautifully kaleidoscopic.
>>may be the most impressive dance/sound/visual spectacle to come from a Seattle creative troupe this year… beautiful, fragmented, mysterious, abstract… cuts to the essence of how we push forward in life while always looking back<< Seattle Times
Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey (zoe | juniper) began working together in 2005, driven by the idea of mythologizing the experience of our senses. The company has created three full-length works and has been commissioned by the likes of Spectrum Dance Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Bates Dance Festival and New York Live Arts. A Crack in Everything was made over a span of two years and included production residencies at On the Boards in Seattle and MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire.
Tickets: Advance $27-33 | Door $29-35
ticketstonight.ca | 604.684.2787
Additional service charges apply to phone orders. Eligible for PuSh Pass access.
Concept and Direction: Zoe Scofield, Juniper Shuey
Choreography: Zoe Scofield
Set Design and Video: Juniper Shuey
Music: Greg Haines
Additional Music: Morgan Henderson, Johann Johannsson, Franz Schubert, Henry Purcell
Sound Design: Matt Starritt
Lighting Design: Robert Aguilar
Costumes: Erik Andor
Performers: Christiana Axelsen, Allison Sale, Anna Schon, Zoe Scofield, Randall Smith
Warning: this performance contains nudity and small amounts of strobe lighting
Post-Show Talkback January 15, led by Steven Hill
Duration: 70 min, no intermission