Master Class with Zoe Scofield, Director of Zoe | Juniper
Hosted by Lamondance
When: Friday, February 6th
10:00 - 12:00pm
Where: RNB Dance & Theatre Arts3355 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver, V7K 2H4
Cost: $15 (cash only)
Please send an email indicating your attendance to:firstname.lastname@example.orgDescription of Class:
Daily Technique Class:
zoe | juniper classes utilize a somatic approach to technique. Classes are physically rigorous, deep, and kinesthetically challenging; a space where product orientated results takes rest and active experience reins. Combining musicality, visual and physical metaphors in both improvisation and structured forms as a vehicle to surprise and further each dancer’s potential.
Our classes are physically rigorous, deep, and intellectually challenging; a space where ambition takes rest and active experience reins the foreground. With a somatic approach to technique we move between layering set exercises with structured improvisation inspired by a variety of contemporary dance styles: gaga, ballet, spiraldynamik and yoga. Physical metaphors shape our improvisations, allowing the body to explore its inherent dynamic sensations made tangible and precise. As a teacher, it is my desire to help you foster a body that is available, aware and in command of its’ senses, intuitive and wise. Class is the space for beginning again with a full understanding of where we come from. Class is the space and time for practice and practice takes a sincere commitment, compassion and concentration in order to move past habit, embrace new challenges and reveal one’s true dancing and artistic self.
My class utilizes my experience in Gaga, ballet, QiGong, and lead improvisation as a way to move beyond rigid technique and form as an end in of itself; to make available/accessible each person’s inherent physical language, capability and dynamics. I combine visual, sensational and physical metaphors in both improvisation and structured form as a vehicle to surprise and further each dancers potential- as a physical and performing body.
ZOE SCOFIELD studied ballet and modern dance at Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts in Boston. She has danced with Prometheus Dance and Bill James among other choreographers in Toronto, Boston and Seattle. Scofield has received the Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award from Wesleyan University, Artist Trusts GAP Grant and Artist Fellowship Award, Seattle Magazine’s Spotlight Award, The Strangers Genius Award short list, Alpert Award Residency and the Princess Grace Foundation Choreography Award. As collaborators, Scofield and Shuey have shown their work at Howard House, SOFA Gallery, Soil Gallery, TBA Festival and the Tacoma Art Museum.zoe | juniper was co-founded by choreographer Zoe Scofield and visual artist Juniper Shuey for the creation of dance, video installations and photography works. Their collaboration began in 2004 with I am nothing without you for On the Boards’ NW New Works Festival, and eventually led to the formation of their company in 2006. Since then their work has been presented/commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, On the Boards, Bumbershoot, SCUBA 2007, Bates Dance Festival, PICA’s TBA Festival, DiverseWorks ArtSpace, Spoleto Festival, Columbia College, PuSh Festival, Edge Festival/GloAtl, Wesleyan University, Spectrum Dance Theater, American Realness Festival, Dance Theater Workshop/NYLA, World Music/CRASHArts, Frye Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center, Trafo House of Contemporary Art, Body Festival, Southern Lights Dance and The Myrna Loy Center. Zoe, Juniper and composer/musician Morgan Henderson were the co- creators of the Secret of Gold Festival in 2006, an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival in Arlington, WA. The company has received funding from the Artist Trust, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Dance Project, National Performance Network, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Dance Theater Workshop, MacDowell Colony, MAD AIR, and the Mellon Foundation.
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