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Clear & Sweet: zoe | juniper
Clear & Sweet is a multi-disciplinary performance incorporating dance and live vocals. Based on an inquiry into the raw and uniquely American tradition of Sacred Harp singing, a rousing tradition of sacred choral music originating in the American South, the piece is performed in the round with singers integrated into the audience, creating an immersive visual and sonic experience. Scofield’s angular, intense choreography and Shuey’s cutting-edge visual design embody a search for redemption, shifting points of perspective for the audience. Clear & Sweet highlights the strength that can be found in community and the redemption that can be achieved through physical exertion.
2015 Guggenheim Fellow and 2013 Stranger Genius Award-winner zoe | juniper is a Seattle-based dance and visual arts team The Boston Globe describes as a “crazy dream you just can’t shake.” Co-founded by choreographer Zoe Scofield and visual artist Juniper Shuey, the company creates stunning dance, video installations and photography works.
Their collaboration began in 2004 with I am nothing without you, for On the Boards’ NW New Works Festival in Seattle, eventually leading to the formation of their company in 2006. That same year, zoe | juniper and composer/musician Morgan Henderson co-created the Secret of Gold Festival, an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival in Arlington, Washington, now known as Smoke Farm Lo-Fi Arts Festival.
Clear and Sweet was commissioned through the National Performance Network’s Creation Fund with lead funding from the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, MAP Fund, 4Culture and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Clear and Sweet was created in part during the Tisch Dance Summer Residency Program at New York University and in residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, On the Boards, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, and The Bellagio Center through the Rockefeller Foundation. Clear and Sweet had its world premiere at Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans in September 2016.
Contact: (615) 350-7200
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Post-show Q&A on September 14, 2017
6172 Cockrill Bend Circle, Nashville, TN 37209