Zoe Scofield: Master Class

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Presented in conjunction with performances of BeginAgain by
Zoe | Juniper at REDCAT, March 26–29, 2015

Grand Rehearsal Hall at the Colburn School
200 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

$15 [$20 at door]

Utilizing somatic approaches to technique, Zoe Scofield’s classes are physically rigorous, deep, and kinesthetically challenging—a space where product-orientated results are released, and active experience reins. Inspired by a variety of contemporary dance styles, including gaga, ballet, spiraldynamik and yoga, set exercises are combined with structured improvisation. Scofield incorporates musicality, as well as visual and physical metaphors as a vehicle to surprise and further each dancer’s potential as physical and performing body. She explores the body’s inherent dynamic sensations made tangible and precise in order to foster a body that is available, aware and in command of its senses—intuitive and wise. Class is the space for beginning again with a full understanding of where we come from.

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Zoe Scofield is a dance and visual artist based in Seattle. Born and raised in Gainesville GA, Scofield began ballet at a young age, instilling in her a deep love and interest in structure, discipline and performances’ ability to create a transformative experience. In 2005 Scofield began working with video and visual artist Juniper Shuey on video, photographic and dance collaborations shown in visual art galleries, museums and theaters. She has been awarded residences, awards and grants from Princess Grace Foundation, Mellon Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Performance Network, Alpert/MacDowell Fellowship and Wesleyan University, among others. Scofield has taught at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Boston Conservatory, Columbia College, University of Colorado at Boulde. Scofield and Shuey are the co-founders of Lo-Fi Annual Arts Festival and What We Talk About… an in-process feedback session for artists of all disciplines.

Pictured above: Zoe Scofield. Photo by Juniper Shuey.