The devil you know is better than the devil you don't

like a crazy dream you just can’t shake. At the center of it all, there’s a furious little heart that pumps equal parts vitriol and grace.
— By Karen Campbell at The Boston Globe

Premiered at TBA Festival, September 2007
Concept, design, and direction: Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey
Choreography: Zoe Scofield
Visual/Video Design: Juniper Shuey
Music Composition: Morgan Henderson
Sound Design: Kamran Sadeghi
Performers: Christiana Axelsen, Ezra Dickinson, Zoe Scofield, Allison Van Dyck and Shannon Stewart
Additional Performers: Local dancers
Costumes: Chrissy Wai-Ching, Allison Van Dyck, and Zoe Scofield
Lighting Design: Jessica Trundy
Set Design: Juniper Shuey and Zoe Scofield
Presented 2007 - 2009 by: PICA's TBA 07 Festival, On the Boards, Bates Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, ICA Museum/CRASH ARTS Boston, Wesleyan University, and The Myrna Loy Center

The critically acclaimed the devil… combines Scofield’s disciplined physical distortion of classical technique with Shuey’s distilled visual design to create a heightened sense of reality. Supported by Morgan Henderson’s hypnotic, original score incorporating live sound design by Kamran Sadeghi, and lighting by Jessica Trundy, the devil…. creates a world shaped by accumulating, external forces as the company delves into a haunting physical space shaped by brutality and grace. The Stranger has called it “a beastly ballet, both harrowing and gorgeous.” -Brendan Killey.  the devil… includes a ghost like corps de ballet of ten local pre-professional dancers auditioned and rehearsed in each city, including students at University of Washington, Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Boston, and Barnard in New York.