There ain't no easy way out
"Zoe Scofield's "there ain't no easy way out" reveals how seamless and exquisite such collaboration can be. The opening image, crafted by Seattle-based video installation artist Juniper Shuey, is so spooky and entrancing it would be a shame to spoil it. It simply must be seen. These first moments promise an innovative artistic feast, and that promise is kept through the final curtain."
- Brangien Davis, The Seattle Times
there ain't no easy way out
there ain't no easy way out was commissioned by and premiered at On the Boards February 16-18, 2006. This evening-length piece combined an austere visual aesthetic with modern movement and balletic precision. This fierce work, performed by five dancers, explores the human impulse to create and destroy, and the ever-present reality of death in the midst of life. A driven, percussive score by Morgan Henderson and a stark visual landscape by Juniper Shuey complete this unique vision. After its premiere, the piece was technically adapted for tour and retitled as Find your own way out.
CHOREOGRAPHY, CONCEPT & DIRECTION
VISUAL & VIDEO DESIGN CONCEPT & ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Christiana Axelsen, Ezra Dickinson, Julie Learned, Kate Monthy, Zoe Scofield, and Shawn Landis
Morgan Henderson: double bass, clarinet, piano, samples, and recording, Seth Warren: violin, Casey Foubert: drum