Zoe | Juniper
Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey began their collaboration in 2004 with, I am nothing without you, for On the Boards’ NW New Works Festival 2005. This began a series of collaborative projects between Juniper and Zoe that spans both visual arts and dance / performance. Zoe and Juniper were commissioned by On the Boards in 05/06 for their NW Artist Series with there ain’t no easy way out, which was adapted for touring to find your own way out and presented by Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Bumbershoot, as well as The Southern Theater, ODC Theater, Velocity Dance Theater as part of SCUBA 2007. Spectrum Dance Theater, the Frye Art Museum and Ten Tiny Dances have commissioned the company 2007, 2008 and 2009. Zoe, Juniper and Morgan were the co-creators of the Secret of Gold Festival in 2006, a multi-disciplinary arts festival in Arlington, WA. They are recipients of an Artist Trust Fellowship and GAP grant, NPN Creation Fund and Residency commission, and a National Dance Project Production Grant for their work “the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t”. “the devil you know…” premiered at PICA’s TBA Festival in September 2007, followed by performances at On The Boards (Seattle), Wesleyan University’s Dance Masters (Middleton CT), Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston, ME), Dance Theater Workshop (NYC), ICA Museum Boston/CRASHArts, and Myrna Loy Center (Helena, MT).
In 2007 they choreographed and collaborated with Dave Matthews for his “Eh Hee” video. Zoe and Juniper’s ongoing photographic and video collaborations have been shown in solo exhibits at the Howard House and the 2005/06 Tacoma Art Museum Biannual. In 2008 they published White Teeth, a book of their photographic collaborations which is available for purchase at blurb.com
The company will present “Old girl”, a collaboration with musician Holcombe Waller, at On the Boards NWNW Festival in June 2009. zoe|juniper will be in residence at The Trafo House of Contemporary Art in Budapest (August 10-September 10, 2009), where they will develop new work and present their new piece, “A Crack in Everything.”, followed by a second residency and performance at The Body Festival in New Zealand (September 11-October 13, 2009). These residencies and performances are funded The Trust for Mutual Understanding Suitcase Fund and by a Mid-Atlantic Arts USAI Touring Grant.