Our company is driven by the idea of mythologizing the experience of our senses; creating performances and visual art that challenge the viewer's perception of time and perspective as well as allowing our work's intention to be spacious enough for empathetic experiences to emerge. Our work realizes and exists in the state of liminality- the sense of being 'in-between'. By working across different disciplines, we filter our sensual experiences into the mediums that best embodies a facet of the myth our overall concept is based on. Our current project A Crack in Everything (ACIE) is a meditation on the moments that divide people's lives into before and after. This project spans dance performance, photography and sculptural video and performance installation. Within these, we are designing experiences that all maintain the idea of liminality; the thresholds of conscious/unconscious, action/reaction, before/after and cause/effect. While this idea of mythologizing serves as the trajectory of our work, our concerns are with relaying non-linear "story-ness", originating and distilling significance from rigorous physicality, calibrating the dialogue between the mediums in which we work and literally creating tangible artifacts from the performance within the installation and calcified memories within the photography.
The collaboration between Juniper and Zoe is defined by having visual and choreographic designs work in tandem so that aesthetics and form become seamless. The purpose of our collaboration is to immerse the audience in the conjunction of the physical and fantastical realms.
As a visual artist and choreographer, Juniper and Zoe are drawn together as collaborators by their respect for and subverted use of classical form, aesthetic clarity and the desire to create a sense of heightened reality. 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. Spectrum Dance Theater, the Frye Art Museum and Ten Tiny Dances have commissioned the in company 2007, 2008 and 2009 respectively. 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. They received a NPN Creation Fund and Residency commission, and a National Dance Project Production Grant (2008-2009) for their work the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t.. zoe | juniper are recipients of an Artist Trust Fellowship and GAP grant and received a National Dance Project Production Grant (2009-2010), NPN Creation Fund and Trust for Mutual Understanding and Dance Theater Workshop Suitcase Fund Grant for A Crack in Everything which Premiered in 2011 at Jacob’s Pillow and will tour throughout 2013.