- Zoe Scofield
Zoe Scofield is a
Seattlebased choreographerwho shows an extensive background in the dance world. Her education in dance has led her to study in many institutions. Zoe studied ballet as a scholarship student at Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts in Boston. She later concentrated on Ashtanga Yogawhile in Torontowith another dance company. Her background has contributed to her signature modern dance choreography. Zoe has received scholarships and commissioned with such collaborators like The Frye Art Museumand On The Boards.
Collaboration and Other Works
Since Zoe's move to Seattle she has been performing with other choreographers and showcased her work at On The Boards, Spectrum Dance Theater, Velocity Dance Center, and the 2005 Northwest New Works Festival where she began her recent collaboration with video artist
Juniper Shueyand musician Morgan Hendersonfor their piece "There ain't no easy way out". On The Boards has since commissioned Zoe, Juniper, and Morgan's piece for their 2006 Northwest Artist Series. Later an adaptation of the piece, "Find your own way out", was made for touring and has since been performed at Jacob's PillowInside/Out stage, BumbershootFestival (Seattle), and Smoke Farm Secret of Gold Festival (Seattle). They will also perform at The Southern Theater (Minneapolis), ODC Theater (San Francisco), and Velocity Dance Theater (Seattle). Zoe has also been commissioned by The Frye Art Museumand Spectrum Dance Theater for other projects. The Frye Art Museumhas given Zoe and other collaborators commissions for their Franz Stuck "Sin" exhibit in April 2007, and Spectrum Dance Theater for their Studio Series in 2007. Zoe also choreographs in NDP's Pacific Lab Dance and has curated 12 Minutes Max and the Secret of Gold Festival.
Acclaim by Critics
Zoe, especially within her recent collaboration work with
Juniper Shueyand Morgan Henderson, has gained praise and reviews in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Times[http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003242639_bumbershoot04.html] , and Dance Magazine. She has also received reviews by art critic Nate Lippens who frequently contributes columns to many Seattle publications, particularly The Stranger (newspaper). Dance Magazine, one of the largest publications in the dance industry, has also reviewed Zoe's current works that premiered in the Northwest New Works Festival. Her pieces have also received recognition by dance critics Sandra Kurtz, Alice Kaderlan and Seattle Choreographer Laura Curry.
"This troupe is definitely one of the best in the Northwest. Scofield is a powerful performer and choreographer." "Nate Lippens, Art Critic"
"...Zoe Scofield has created a kind of feral ballet." "Sandra Kurtz, Dance Magazine" ( July, 2005 [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1083/is_7_79/ai_n14863888]
" [Zoe and Juniper] have created a haunting piece whose powerful effects linger long after the curtain goes down." "Alice Kaderlan, Dance Critic"
* [http://www.ontheboards.org/ On the Boards]
** [http://www.ontheboards.org/index.php?page=12mm 12 Minutes Max]
* [http://www.spectrumdance.org/ Spectrum Dance Theather]
* [http://www.velocitydancecenter.org/ Velocity Dance Center]
* [http://www.southerntheater.org/ Southern Theater]
* [http://www.walnuthillarts.org/ Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts]
* [http://www.odctheater.org/v5/home.html ODC Theater]
* [http://www.nefa.org/grantprog/ndp/ National Dance Project]
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