Teaching and Workshop Offerings
TEACHING AND workshop offerings
zoe | juniper's work extends beyond the stage through Master Classes, Workshops, Residencies and Commissions by bringing the company's unique creative process to schools and dance companies across the country.
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 reigns. We combine musicality, visual and physical metaphors in both improvisation and structured forms as a vehicle to surprise and further each dancers' potential. As teachers, it is our desire to help students foster a body that is available, aware and in command of its’ senses, intuition and physicality. Available as a single class or a workshop/intensive.
Rather than simply learning a piece, this single class or workshop brings students into zoe | juniper's creative process. By analyzing Zoe and Juniper's choreographic, visual and sound instruction, each dancer will have a personal experience inside of the composition. Students discover the emotional and physical experiences of the work and gain a more profound level of ownership inside of the creative process. If you are interested in your students performing a work see below for commissions.
Visual aesthetics as choreography: working with bodies in the visual field.
In this class we will investigate the characteristics of various visual mediums: photography, drawing, film, etc, as a way to discern each participant's aesthetic. We will use these as choreographic tools to create the experience we want. This class will encourage collaboration between participants and is more of a creative process than movement class. Each participant should bring a notebook and whatever camera device they are fluent in.
Technique as a vehicle for transmission
Zoe’s 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 reigns. We combine musicality, visual and physical metaphors in both improvisation and structured forms as a vehicle to surprise and further each dancer’s potential. It is my desire to help participants foster a body that is available, aware and in command of its’ senses, intuition and physicality.
Commission a new work or a variation on a past work for your students or dance company. Commissions are available with intensive rehearsal residencies between 1 - 4 weeks and range in length and production value depending on needs and resources.
zoe | juniper has been commissioned to make new works on students ranging from high school to college age and professional dance companies. Past commissions include: BodyTraffic, Boston Conservatory, CalArts, Cornish College of the Arts, Pennsylvania Ballet and Velocity Dance Center.
Zoe and Juniper deliver an engaging lecture / demonstration on the various themes, process, research and their collaboration as it relates to the work they are presenting or the body of their work as a whole.
Camera projection and choreography workshop
By blending their unique talents and skills, Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey co-teach a varying range of cinematic and compositional workshops. Students will look at translating moving bodies into the static and distilled medium of the camera. Depending on equipment availability students may use cameras as tools to create performance choreography inside of the camera. This workshop may also include projection techniques and content creation for the express purpose of shaping and manipulating a stage or gallery setting through projection and installation design.
What we Talk About When we Talk About . . .(WWT@WWT@)
Dual perspective criticism and critical dialogue among artists
WWT@WWT@ is an interdisciplinary conversation about creative process. It is an opportunity for artists of different disciplines to share their current creative thinking, and to bring their unique lenses to experiencing and talking about each other’s work. Inspired by the recognition that choreographers/dancers rarely receive feedback for their work in the middle of a process, this workshop invites all in attendance to experience the project throughout its process rather than the final output. The format of ‘sharing’ is left open to the artist and may be performative, visual, spoken, a film, a recording . . . or any combination of approaches.
PAST TEACHING RESIDENCIES, WORKSHOPS, LECTURES, and commissions
Dance Underground | New Orleans, LA (2016)
New York University | New York, NY (2016)
Boston Conservatory | Boston, MA (2015)
Velocity Dance Center - Strictly Seattle | Seattle, WA (2012 - 2016)
Walnut Hill School of the Arts | Walnut Hill, MA (2015)
Gibney Dance Center | New York, NY (2015)
Dance Complex | Boston, MA (2015)
Mark Morris Dance Center | Brooklyn, NY (2013 - 2016)
University of the Arts | Philadelphia, PA (2015)
Tufts University | Medford, MA (2015)
Colburn School | Los Angeles, CA (2015)
DancePlace | Washington DC (2015)
Downtown Dance Collective | Missoula, MT (2014)
The Playground | New York, NY (2014)
Pennsylvania Ballet | Philadelphia, PA (2014)
Cornish College of the Arts | Seattle, WA (2014)
CalArts | Los Angeles, CA (2014)
University of Utah - SALT Dance | Salt Lake City, UT (2014)
BodyTraffic | Los Angeles, CA (2013)
University of Oregon | Eugene, OR (2013)
Columbia College Chicago | Chicago, IL (2013)
100 Grand | New York, NY (2012)
gloATL Tanz Farm | Atlanta, GA (2012)
University of Colorado Boulder | Boulder, CO (2012)
Coriolis Dance Company | Seattle, WA (2010)
Spectrum Dance Theatre | Seattle, WA (2008)