History + Mission
zoe | juniper creations exist at the intersection of dance, installation and video technology. We dissolve barriers between art, artist and audience by challenging expectations of perception and making space for empathy and connection. Collaborating with artists from diverse fields, we employ a specific, singular combination of bodies, light, sound and sculpture to realize each project. When teaching our approach parallels our process: it is collaborative, experimental and rigorous. Our process nurtures play, a creative exploration where disruptions reveal new, exciting avenues. Rather than targeting a specific product, our work exists in a perpetual state of becoming. Through constant reframing and reinvention, we access a realm of liminality specific to the convergence of each element in a moment. Our art is a glimpse into this place of fleeting magic.
2015 Guggenheim Fellow and 2013 Stranger Genius award winner zoe | juniper (zj) is a Seattlebased dance and visual arts team The Boston Globe describes as a “crazy dream you just can’t shake.” Cofounded by choreographer Zoe Scofield and visual artist Juniper Shuey, the company creates stunning multidisciplinary dance performance and installation works. Over the past 13 years zj has been commissioned and presented nationally and internationally by Jacob’s Pillow, On the Boards, Dance Theater Workshop/NYLA, Bates Dance Festival, PICA, DiverseWorks, PS122, Spoleto Festival, Columbia College, PuSh Festival, Wesleyan University, American Realness, Pennsylvania Ballet, ICA Boston, Joyce Theater, DancePlace, Frye Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center, Trafo House, REDCAT, OzArts, SIFFx, Carolina Performing Arts, Fringe Arts Festival, CNDC Anger and others. Awards and residencies include The MacDowell Colony, Bellagio Rockefeller Foundation, Princess Grace Foundation, Mellon Foundation and MAPFund.