Zoe | Juniper: Press Reviews for the devil you know... Apr 28, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

Regina Hackett in the Seattle P.I.:
"A dark curtain of electronic snow is pastoral as it falls and jolting as it reverses itself and rises." READ MORE

Sandra Kurtz in the Seattle Weekly:
"Most founders of American modern dance hated ballet the same way the Puritans hated the Papists." READ MORE

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Zoe | Juniper's show blogged on Artdish Apr 28, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

Jim Demetre wrote about the show on the Artdish blog:

"I saw Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey's the devil you know is better than the devil you don't at On the Board's Thursday night. I have always thought that they were Seattle's best modern dance company, but this performance was something quite extraordinary.

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Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey | the devil you know... Apr 25, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

Welcome to our review blog for the devil you know is better than the devil you don't. Read our patron reviews, click on the Comments button to read the comments of others and post your own thoughts.

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Zoe and Juniper's Devil You Know Packs a Punch Apr 25, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

Blogged on Seattlest:

"You know how in horror films they were doing this thing where they'd delete frames and speed up or slow down the film to give the "evil" an eerie, inhuman quality? Zoe Scofield does that live, pretzeling, twisting, writhing, blank face dusted white with a silver streak down the center, her eyes disturbing pools of black under the lights. Yet...a hand reaches out to softly enfold the nape of a neck, there's a surrender, a leaning back." READ MORE

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Zoe | Juniper: Subverting the Canons of Ballet Apr 25, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

The devil you know is better than the devil you don't, Zoe Scofield's and Juniper Shuey's third and most ambitious work to appear at On The Boards, opens with a characteristic Zoe/Juniper visual element, video projected on scrim. As snow falls from the sky, an indistinct figure, but recognizably a dancer, moves from right to left across the stage. Soon the snow becomes a hard rain, then a torrent, and the figure begins to resemble a darting fish or a fragile flame, barely holding its own against the onrushing flood.

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zoe | juniper Apr 25, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

Clicking static (or is it static clicking) starts the show. A smattering of flakes fall from the top, and I discern the layers of white with surprising ease. It's a blizzard, but an amiable blizzard. Through the thick, I see a regurgitated figure appear stage left, transferred, and then re-transferred so as not to be recognized, as a third-generation VHS copy-of-a-copy. Dancer? Check. Virile and unusual? Double-check. White stag or human? Yes. Digital projection or human? I convince myself, it is certainly human, and I feel more human having asked. I believe s(he) is human until--she moves.

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zoe | juniper: the devil, you know... Apr 25, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

Zoe Scofield is an artist so fierce that, although her intensity is sometimes frightening, you are drawn to her, cannot take your eyes from her or from the art she is creating. No mater if she sits still, one hand raised, or if she suddenly transforms into a praying mantis, or if she is moving across the stage, across the stage, across the stage in leaps and strange formations, she is riveting and somewhat terrifying. The demands she places on herself are intense both emotionally and physically.

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Men at Work Apr 3, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

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Click the picture to watch a video of Lane and Tania discussing the fine art of picking karaoke songs for tomorrow night's party.  

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