zoe | juniper
A Crack in Everything: Installed (2012)
a DiverseWorks Commissioned project
January 19–February 25, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 6–9pm
zoe | juniper performances:
Thursday–Saturday, January 19–21, 7:30pm
Saturday, January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1pm Featuring: Kristen Frankiewicz, Catalina Molnari, Kara Newton, Tina Shariffskul, Kelly Todd
Zoe Scofield & Juniper Shuey
Johann Johannson, Franz Schubert
and Morgan Henderson
zoe | juniper Dancers:
Christiana Axelsen, Raja Kelly
Kristen Frankiewicz*, Catalina Molnari, Kara Newton*, Tina Shariffskul, and Kelly Todd
(*also performing weekend of January 19-21)
Jon Read, Ryan Perry, Blake Smith and Rowdy Tidwell
Flash photography prohibited. Any commerical or artistic use of images must receive consent from the artists.
Recreational photographs posted to facebook, flickr, or any form of social media should be tagged #diverseworks #zoe|juniper.
About A Crack in Everything: Installed (2012)
An experiment in permeability and containment, aggression and catharsis, A Crack in Everything seeks to expand and examine the liminal space between action-reaction, cause-effect, and before-after. The installation and performance are meditations on moments that divide people’s lives into linear experiences of time and how memory creates its own separate physical life, space and time. A Crack in Everything premiered in July 2011 at Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, and will be on tour through 2013. DiverseWorks commissioned zoe | juniper to expand upon their original performance and create a site-specific installation.
From the Artists:
Our company is driven by the idea of mythologizing the experience of our senses; creating performances and visual art that challenge the viewer’s perception of time and perspective as well as allowing our work’s intention to be spacious enough for empathetic experiences to emerge. Our work realizes and exists in the state of liminality–the sense of being “in-between.” By working across different disciplines, we filter our sensual experiences into the mediums that best embody facets of myth that underlie our concepts. A Crack in Everything (ACIE) is a meditation on the moments that divide people’s lives into before and after. This project spans dance performance, photography, and sculptural video installation. Within these intersecting elements, we create experiences that maintain the idea of liminality; the thresholds of conscious/unconscious, action/reaction, before/after and cause/effect. While this idea of mythologizing serves as the trajectory of our work, our concerns are with relaying non-linear “story-ness,” originating and distilling significance from rigorous physicality, calibrating the dialogue between the mediums in which we work, and literally creating tangible artifacts from the performance within the installation and calcified memories within the photography.
The collaboration between Juniper and Zoe is defined by tandem visual and choreographic designs that seamlessly integrate aesthetics and form. The purpose of our collaboration is to immerse the audience in the conjunction of the physical and fantastical realms.
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.
ERIC ANDOR is a costume designer currently based in Seattle. He has created costumes for theatre, opera, cabaret, ballet, dance, circus, film and television in Seattle, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, and Paris.
ROBERT AGUILAR is the managing director and resident lighting designer of Contemporary Classics and is a former Co-Artistic Director of Washington Ensemble Theatre. Aguilar is on staff as a lighting assistant for the Seattle Repertory Theatre. His projects include: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Seattle Children’s Theatre and Speech and Debate, Seattle Repertory Theatre.
CHRISTIANA AXELSEN is a NYC-based artist with a degree in dance and geology from Mount Holyoke College. She has been dancing with zoe | juniper since 2006 and has had the pleasure of working with dance makers including Dai Jian, Mana Kawamura, Korhan Basaran, Jules Skloot, and Allison Van Dyke. She received the Chris Komar Merit Scholarship to study at the Merce Cunningham Studio where she performed alongside the Repertory Understudy Company in reconstructions of seminal Cunningham works.
KRISTEN FRANKIEWICZ, a native of Houston, earned her BFA in Dance at The University of Texas at Austin. Frankiewicz has performed and choreographed throughout the United States. Frankiewicz freelances on projects with different artists and companies in between her company work with Suchu Dance and Frame Dance Productions. A competitive rhythmic gymnast growing up, Frankiewicz also coaches The Houston Illusions, the only rhythmic gymnastics program in Houston for both youth and beginning adults.
RAJA KELLY, a DancerWEB Scholar, performer and image-maker, lives between NYC and Seattle as a company member with David Dorfman Dance, zoe | juniper, RaceDance, Christopher Williams Dance and with Malcolm Jason Low/ Formal Structure. He has performed with Kyle Abraham/Abraham.in.motion in THE RADIO SHOW, which received a New York Dance & Performance Award. Kelly is a co-producer of a summer dance series in Bushwick, Brooklyn: RoofTop Dance and is company manager for Race Dance and zoe | juniper. Kelly holds a BA in Dance and English from Connecticut College.
CATALINA MOLNARI is a native of Bogota, Colombia. She holds a BA in Theater and Dance from the University of Houston. She has also trained at the Instituto Superior de Arte in La Habana, Cuba, and at various national and international festivals. Her choreography has been seen at ACDFA, Big Range Dance Festival, San Jacinto College, DiverseWorks’12 MinutesMax!, HopeWerks, and Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance at Miller Outdoor Theater. Molnari has performed for various artists in Bogota, La Habana, Ireland, France, and Houston, and she currently works at GYROTONIC® Houston, teaches at Hope Center, and performs with Vault, Karen Stokes Dance, and Hope Stone Dance.
KARA NEWTON is a contemporary dancer from the Houston area. She is a recent graduate of the University of Texas, where she received a BFA in dance. Kara has had the opportunity to travel and work with a diverse group of choreographers including Alvaro Restrepo in Cartengena, Colombia; the Salzburg International Ballet Academy in Austria; and Charlotte Boye-Christensen from Ririe-Woodbury. Newton enjoys exploring movement in the modern, post-modern, and contemporary styles and is always looking for her next adventure in dance.
TINA SHARIFFSKUL has been performing with the contemporary dance company Suchu Dance / Jennifer Wood since 1993. She has also had the opportunity to work with a number of artists including Natasha Manley, Dana Wessale, Daniel Adame, Toni Leago Valle of 6’ , and Rebecca French and Robert Thoth of Freneticore. Other movement styles include hip hop, Thai folk dancing and muay thai. In 2007, Tina was a Buffy Award finalist.
MATT STARRITT is a freelance sound designer and writer from Seattle. He designs sound for both theater and dance and was a founder of the Washington Ensemble Theatre, where he was also the resident sound designer for the company’s first four seasons. His most recent designs have been for the Seattle Reparatory Theatre where he designed the sound for The Seafarer, boom and The Imaginary Invalid.
KELLY TODD received a BFA in Modern Dance with a double minor in Environmental Science and Biology from Texas Christian University. She attended the American Dance Festival on a talent scholarship in the summer of 2010. Todd has been featured in modern dance works by Doris Humphrey, Robert Battle, Susan Douglas Roberts, Loretta Livingston and Kanji Segawa. Todd is looking forward to her future in the art of dance and is honored to be working with zoe | juniper.
Image: Courtesy of zoe | juniper
United States Artists Individual Donors for the ACIE Installation:
Orin, Allen Johnson, Geroge Bayuga, Lauren Morrow, Chance Reschke, Glenn Kawasaki, Richard Costello, Mean old Uncle Jack, R Stumberger, Mandy E Greer, Erin, Cassie, Dayna Hanson, Amanda V, Judy, Beth, Vic, Kyle Abraham, Rocky Flowers, Brett Love, JT, D&T, T issac, Dan Thornton, Lauren Hester, Daryle Conners, Matthew G. Echert, Machele and Matthew Curtis, Ann and Boo, Dorah, Kay Stone, J&C, Laura Poitras, Jocelyn, Tina Valdez, Fumi Murakami, Ken Williford, Anonymous 1, Catherine Hillenbrand, Anonymous 2, Andrew, Project Site Team, Derek & Doug, Johnson-Bogart, Gabriel Pederneiras, Kisabelle, John Mc Neary, Keely Isaak Meehan, Pamela Z, MKL, Wyly astley, Marisa J, GoGo Camel, Coralie Winn, Rainbow Fletcher, John Bylan, Tim Summers, Carol McNeary, Jenna Riegel, Bebe Miller, Chery-lyn Philo, Lou, Dawn Aiken, Skoz, Neal Anderson
*Matched funds by Artist 2 Artist
THANK YOU: Sixto Wagan and DiverseWorks, Erin Boberg Doughton and our friends at PICA and the TBA Festival, Lane Czaplinski and On The Boards, Carla Peterson, Janet Stapleton, and the z | j board.
A Crack in Everything is made possible by the Contemporary Art Centers (CAC) network,administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), with major support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. CAC is comprised of leading art centers and brings together performing arts curators to support collaboration and work across disciplines, and is an initiative of NEFA’s National Dance Project.
A Crack in Everything was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
DiverseWorks is a Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: www.npnweb.org.
A Crack in Everything is funded in part by the Princess Grace Foundation.
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