August 10-16, 2019
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Technique as a Vehicle for Transmission, Multi-Media Toolbox, and Creative Process
2015 Guggenheim Fellow Zoe Scofield is a dance and visual artist based in Seattle Washington since 2002. Born and raised in Gainesville GA, Zoe 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. Zoe attended Walnut Hill School for the Arts, an arts high school in Boston MA, receiving a Monticello Choreography Fellowship and graduating with high honors in dance. After, she danced with Prometheus Dance in Boston and Atlas Moves, directed by Bill James in Toronto Canada. She is currently working towards her MFA in Dance at University of the Arts program in France.
In 2005 Zoe began working with video and visual artist Juniper Shuey on video, photographic and dance collaborations shown in visual art galleries, museums and theaters. They have been commissioned and presented by national and international arts centers such as, On the Boards, PICA, Trafo House of Art, Dance Theater Workshop, Bates Dance Festival, NYLA, Spoleto Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Body Festival (New Zealand), Yerba Buena Center, Columbia College Chicago, DiverseWorks, The Frye Art Museum and many more. They have taught workshops and given lectures on dance, photography, collaboration and installation throughout the US and internationally.
Throughout her career Zoe has been awarded residences, awards and grants from 4Culture, Alpert Award, Artist Trust, Case Van Rij, City Arts Magazine, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, MAD Air, MAP Fund, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, National Performance Network, New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, On the Boards, Princess Grace Foundation, Seattle Foundation, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, The Guggenheim Foundation, The Mellon Foundation, The Stranger Genius Award, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Velocity Dance Center, among others. Zoe has taught at Velocity Dance Center, Mark Morris Dance Center, Gibney Dance Center, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Boston Conservatory, Columbia College, University of Utah, University of Colorado at Boulder, and served as a guest panelist for Dance Critics Association, PICA’s Educating Dance Audiences, gloATL Tanz Farm, and Cornish College of the Arts. Zoe and Juniper 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.
Gaga, Repertory Toolbox and Creative Process
Founder of The Theorists, Amy Diane Morrow, is a teacher, dance-maker, consultant, and Artistic Director of AM Arts.
Morrow is a veteran teacher of the revolutionary movement language, Gaga. Trained and Certified by Ohad Naharin, Morrow travels internationally offering Gaga & Toolbox workshops.
Theorist collaborators come from diverse backgrounds from physics to psychology, geology, and technology, ages 14-94 with movers of mixed abilities. They hail from México, Guatemala, Brazil, Columbia, Richmond, Korea, NYC, India, The Middle East, and deep in the heart of Texas. Their collaborations have been shared extensively across the Southwest, México, and from New York to Delhi.
Commissions for The Theorists include The Downtown Austin Alliance, Detroit Dance City Festival Gala, AROVA Ballet, Wanderlust Dance Project, Ballet Dallas, and Avant Chamber Ballet in collaboration with the Dallas Symphony. Nancy Wozny selected “The Lady of” portrait as one of Arts & Culture’s standouts for the 2015 season, “a sassy mix of precision & abandon, something we rarely see on contemporary dance stages.”
Immerse yourself in the dynamic movement language of Ohad Naharin and find your artistic voice inside the practice. Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body.
Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination.
Gaga improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure.
Technique as a
Vehicle for Transmission
Zoe’s classes utilize a somatic approach to technique. Classes are physically rigorous, deep, and kinesthetically challenging; a space where product orientated results takes rest and active experience reigns. We combine musicality, visual and physical metaphors in both improvisation and structured forms as a vehicle to surprise and further each dancer’s potential. It is my desire to help participants foster a body that is available, aware and in command of its senses, intuition and physicality.
This creative laboratory explores tools for performance development by diving in to the repertory of Guest Artist Zoe Scofield and Theorist Guests from Mexico.
Classes are physically rigorous, deep, and kinesthetically challenging; a space where product orientated results takes rest and active experience reigns. We combine musicality, visual and physical metaphors in both improvisation and structured forms as a vehicle to surprise and further each dancer’s potential. It is my desire to help participants foster a body that is available, aware and in command of its senses, intuition and physicality.
In addition to group class, each participant receives a private Pilates consultation session with master teacher, Johanna Meyer (NYC). Johanna’s Pilates teaching incorporates her work in dance, somatic practices, and strength training. She combines these practices with classical and other styles of Pilates. She uses these various approaches as tools to work with a wide range of bodies from dancers to people recovering from injuries. She is interested in helping clients to understand their body mechanics, as well as looking for ways to deepen and challenge their physical experience. She works from micro to macro movements helping clients to experience the anatomy of joint release and subtle connections of the limbs to torso, while refining alignment and allowing the body to regroup.
Following Toolbox, Faculty Zoe Scofield and Amy Morrow along with guest artists from Mexico dive into two creative processes.
Our vision is to share a hedonic map of our community through movement on a local and global scale aided by science and technology.
Together, we will incubate innovative choreographic proposals to develop throughout the 2019/20 Season at Theorist Fest Oct 2019, in residencies at the ESB-MACC, Keshet Center for the Arts, & artistic exchanges across Mexico.
Three luncheons during our intensive will dive into the world of multi-disciplinary collaborations, books, podcasts, professional development, and your chance to personally interview the experts. Become a creative partner with art as a framework for activation.
We will gather a list of questions the first day of the workshop to build our guest list from multi-media artists, to database consultants, and public relations specialists.
Zoe and Juniper deliver an engaging lecture / demonstration on the various themes, process, research and their collaboration as it relates to the work they are presenting or the body of their work as a whole.
The Theorists love questions. Ask away!
E-mail Lillie Burgess at email@example.com to apply for our competitive apprenticeships.
Deadline for scholarship applications:
July 10, 2019 11:59pm CST.
**Tuition is by donation for current UT students. Graduates may use the code TBX19 for 20% off!**
The first 10 participants to pay in full also receive COMPLIMENTARY HOUSING with an Air BnB 5-star Super Host!!
E-mail Lillie Burgess at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information about housing assistance.