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Support zoe | juniper's newest groundbreaking performance work. BeginAgain. Help take their transcendent artistry to a whole new level.
Support zoe | juniper's newest groundbreaking performance work. BeginAgain. Help take their transcendent artistry to a whole new level.
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ABOUT ZOE | JUNIPER
2013 Princess Grace and Stranger Genius Awardee zoe | juniper is a dance and visual art company based in Seattle, WA co-directed by Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey. Since 2006 they have been creating awe inspiring performance and installation work nationally and internationally. The company's work has been referred to as "Unsettling dance dreamscapes that make theaters feel like bottled lightning" by Brendan Kiley. Together they have created 3 evening length works and been commissioned and presented by The Joyce Theater, Jacob's Pillow, NYLA, CalArts, Columbia College Chicago, PICA, Velocity Dance Center and On the Boards.

THE PROJECT
BeginAgain serves as a departure from past projects in an attempt to challenge our own assumptions about creation. In the past, we began by creating and setting choreography first and then creating production components: lighting, sound, video and costumes, in response to the movement. For BeginAgain we want to flip this process on its head. We want to see what happens when we start with the production design and then create the choreography in response to these design elements. 

We wrapped up our first of three production residencies for BeginAgain in August. While in the theater at On the Boards, we played with some stunning set, video projection, sound and lighting design ideas. Being immersed in this sonic and visual world so early in the creative process allows us to respond and choreograph in completely new ways. 

We are heading back into the studio to begin the intensive rehearsal phase and we need your support to take us through this next step. We need funding to pay the amazing collaborators who are embarking on this journey with us: dancer Ariel Freedman, apprentices Kim Lusk, Erin McCarthy and Coleman Pester and our brilliant design team. Your support ensures that these accomplished artists will all get paid fairly for their time and artistic contributions. 

It is our goal to continue creating. We have so much to share and explore. Your support allows us the honor and privilege of continuing on this journey. We are excited to continue following our creative desires while challenging ourselves to create beyond the definitions of what our respective fields dictate. 

SEE BEGINAGAIN

SEATTLE: MARCH 27 - 30, 2014 | On the Boards
NEW YORK: MAY 8 - 10, 2014 | Co-presented by The Joyce & Three Legged Dog

More tour dates to be announced for the 2014-2015 Season!

THE FUNDS
All funds raised will go directly into production costs and towards paying the people who are making the magic happen. Dancing is hard work and we strongly value paying dancers for their time and energy. Technical Residencies are really fun, but they are also expensive. 

WHAT YOU ARE PAYING FOR

  • Weekly Dancer Rehearsal Fees
  • Weekly Rehearsal Studio Rental
  • Costume Materials
  • Set Materials
  • Projectors and Bulbs
  • Lighting Designer Fee
  • Sound Designer Fee
  • Composer Fee
  • Costume Designer Fee
  • Video Editing Lab Fees
  • Tour Travel Fees - Airfare + Lodging
  • Artistic Director Fee

After all, creating bottled lighting is not easy.

COLLABORATORS
ARIEL FREEDMAN has performed with Batsheva Dance Company, Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot, AszURe & Artists, Mikhail Baryshnikov's Hell's Kitchen Dance, and David Parker and the Bang Group. She teaches Gaga, the movement language of Batsheva choreographer Ohad Naharin, and stages Naharin's repertory around the world. 

AMIYA BROWN  works as as a freelance lighting designer and visual artist. Some notable collaborators include Pat Graney, AmyO/tiny Rage, Amelia Reeber, Aiko Kinoshita, Cornerstone Theatre Company, Book-it Repertory Theatre, Austin Shakespeare, The Seattle Opera and Washington Ensemble Theatre.

OUR SUPPORTERS
We have been graciously supported by On the Boards’ Performance Production Program, The Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects Award, Velocity Dance Center’s Artist in Residence Program, The Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation and several very important individuals.

Join this incredible community of support!!

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges of making this work are what make it worth doing. We see ourselves as innovative artists, trusting our imaginations to take us beyond vulnerability and fear. We are excited to continue following our desires while challenging ourselves to create beyond the definitions of what our respective fields dictate.

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