"there ain't no easy wayout"
premiered: On the Boards 2006
Choreography, Concept and Direction: Zoe Scofield
Visual/Video design, Concept and Assistant Director:  Juniper Shuey
Music Composition:  Morgan Henderson
Dancers:  Christiana Axelsen, Ezra Dickensen, Julie Learned, Kate Monthy, Zoe Scofield and Shawn Landis
Costumes:  Chrissy Wai-Ching
Lighting Design:  Jessica Trundy
Musicians:  Morgan Henderson: double bass, bass clarinet, piano, samples and recording, Seth Warren: violin, Casey Foubert: drums

"there ain't no easy way" was premiered at On the Boards February 16-18, 2006 as part of their Northwest New Artist Series.  This 60 minute piece combined an austere visual aesthetic with modern movement and balletic precision.  This fierce work, performed by five dancers, explores the human impulse to create and destroy, and the ever-present reality of death in the midst of life.  A driven, percussive score by Morgan Henderson and an stark visual landscape by Juniper Shuey complete this unique vision.   After its premiere, the piece was technically adapted to tour and retitiled as, “Find your own way out”.  “Find your own way out “ has been shown at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Stage, Bumbershoot Festival, MOVE! Performance Series, and the Secret of Gold Festival.  It has been choosen as part of  SCUBA’s 2007 touring project and will be performed at The Southern Theater in Minneapolis, ODC Theater in San Francisco and Velocity Dance Center in Seattle.

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