ENGAGING DANCE AUDIENCES IN ALABAMA
Zoe Scofield is participating as a guest artist in the Engaging Dance Audiences project, organized by the Alabama Dance Council (ADC). The ADC is participating in Alabama’s Bicentennial by honoring and celebrating the different cultural perspectives that are a part of our history and that make up our current population today: Native American, White European, African American, Hispanic or Latino, and Asian. The Engaging Audiences project combines the engagement practices of local and guest artists to explore the full richness of cultural perspectives through dance, to delve into personal histories and identities, connected by the themes of migration, dislocation, and immigration. As part of this, Zoe will teach classes, participate in forums and community gatherings, joined by one of zoe | juniper's performance collaborators Troy Ogilvie. This is one more step in fulfilling zoe | juniper's mission as a non-profit: "To provide a foundation for making artwork with strong visual and physical aesthetics. This art will engage the communities' senses with physical and visual elements that are filtered through a lens of subtle and provocative uses of dance, visual art and installation. The corporation will strive to engage communities locally, nationally, and internationally with its use of subverted classical form, aesthetic clarity and heightened sense of reality. The corporation will reach out to these communities to provide education of the creative process."