BeginAgain Spotlight: Ariel Freedman Mar 24, 2014

by Erin

Dancer Ariel Freedman worked closely with Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey on BeginAgain. The piece developed through long-distance video rehearsals (Freedman is based in Israel) and NYC studio residencies, culminating in a month-long intensive at OtB.

Freedman is basically a badass. She danced with the Batsheva Ensemble for two seasons and with the Batsheva Dance Company for three. She teaches Gaga and performs with Kidd Pivot, Motley Dance and Keigwin + Company.

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zoe | juniper in Seattle Times Mar 24, 2014

by Erin

"Usually in collaborations between a choreographer and a visual artist, the choreographer calls the shots.

But in Seattle’s zoe | juniper, dancer-choreographer Zoe Scofield and her husband, video artist Juniper Shuey, are equal partners.

The blending of their talents has produced some of the most impressive dance/visual spectacles to come out of Seattle in recent years. Their last full-length show at On the Boards, A Crack in Everything, was a beautiful, fragmented, mysterious affair for five dancers that, thanks to its technical ingenuity, made it nearly impossible to distinguish real presences from masterfully projected illusions.

The pair’s new show at OtB, BeginAgain, will again mix video, dance and music in ways that play with perceptions...

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zoe | juniper in City Arts Mar 24, 2014

by Erin

"Scofield and Shuey’s creative process typically repeats from piece to piece: Scofield starts with choreography, then Shuey adds lighting and set. But their newest, BeginAgain, is different. Scofield’s movement was born as a response to Shuey’s visual space, reversing the usual process.

BeginAgain is the culmination of several years of exploration, including multiple residencies around the world, including the Trafó House of Contemporary Art in Budapest, Hungary, and the Body Festival in Christchurch, New Zealand. The residencies weren’t linked as one overarching work, but Scofield and Shuey say each individual piece influenced BeginAgain.

'It’s analogous to an Old Master’s painting and all the drawings as a study,' Scofield says. 'Taken on their own you wouldn’t see them as...

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zoe | juniper on Art Zone Mar 24, 2014

by Erin

Watch zoe | juniper on Art Zone and learn about their process, how they met, watch rehearsal clips, and more.

 

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Ambassador Project: Taste The Music Mar 20, 2014

by Monique

A project by Ambassador Team 4; Jaycee Coleman, Ilaria Ghattas, and Brett Love.

Taste The Music
Sun, Mar 30 | 6:30pm in the OtB Mainstage Lobby
Pre-show zoe | juniper's BeginAgain

Local chef Kristi Brown-Wokoma will create “culinary covers” of music performed live by Seattle musician, Erich Fridrich. Fridrich’s sound spans multiple genres, including Latin, jazz, blues, African, orchestra, flamenco, rock, and pop. Join us before Sunday’s performance for original tastes and sounds, combined for an orchestrated collision of the senses. Brown and Fridrich are joined by craft cocktail artist David Pierre-Louis of LUCID Lounge serving up tea&’s specialtea cocktails and mocktails.

Taste the Music is presented by Team 4 of the On the Boards Ambassador Project, Ilaria Ghattas, Brett Love, and Jaycee Coleman. Learn more about our Ambassadors...

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AMBASSADOR PROJECT: Screening zoe | juniper's A CRACK IN EVERYTHING Mar 17, 2014

by Monique

A project by Ambassador Team 4; Jaycee Coleman, Ilaria Ghattas, and Brett Love.

Mar 25 | 6pm | FREE
Hosted at LUCID Lounge

In anticipation of the latest work by local artists Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey, BeginAgain premiering at On the Boards March 27 - 30, Ambassador Team 4 presents a special screening of the 2011 OntheBoards.tv performance film of A Crack In Everything at LUCIDtea& will be supplying tea goodness in a variety of infused bites, cocktails and mocktails.
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STOMPY'S TRIGGER EVENT Mar 17, 2014

by Monique

A STOMPY'S event by OtB Ambassadors Jaycee Coleman, Ilaria Ghattas and Brett Love.

ON THE BOARDS AMBASSADORS, TEAM 4
Hosted by Ambassador Team 4
9:30PM Sat, Apr 12, 2014 | Free | cash bar
(After the Saturday Performance of Holcombe Waller: Wayfinders)

Trigger. New Dance Happenings is a quarterly performance showcase curated by Molly Sides. Trigger @ On The Boards will be its sixth edition. Trigger brings together dancers and artists in an intimate setting where audience members experience performances in an unusual, communal way. Trigger 6 will transform the lobby of On The Boards into a performance space where audience members can choose their own vantage point in a social setting.  Trigger: New Dance Happenings occur quarterly at venues across Seattle. Previously...


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Gutierrez and a Hundred Tiny Deaths – Seattle Dances reviews Miguel Gutierrez Mar 10, 2014

by Erin

"And then finally it’s the end of the show full of endings. No one claps. No one bows. The work stumbled through a multitude of potential endings to arrive here with the lights still on and the projection still running. It seems a profound metaphor. The stage is empty and the audience leaves. The space continues in its emptiness without us. In the program notes, Gutierrez talks about life-sustaining medical procedures that fundamentally changed his father on a cognitive level. He became a recognizable body containing a stranger, past a point of no return. End is just another kind of death. Death of a moment, death of an idea, death of what was. Perhaps the death is made of many tiny deaths over a lifetime—that final end not as significant or severe a drop off as we perceive it to be. Really...

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