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Choreography: Zoe Scofield
BeginAgain is a stirring, poignant distillation on siblings, adolescent girls, the painful space between being a child and adulthood through the memory of their childhood. Who we are is never one consistent identity but rather a constantly and sometimes painful shifting, blurring. BeginAgain is a reminder of this internal struggle. A magical use of light, shadow and video projections against translucent veils and patterned screens make it almost impossible to distinguish the real from the illusion. Performed by three dancers and a local singer, the performance combines stunning video projections, paper cut walls and otherworldly music with a rigorous physicality to create a spell binding performance.
CONCEPT, DESIGN & AND DIRECTION Zoe Scofield, Juniper Shuey | CHOREOGRAPHY Zoe Scofield, Ariel Freedman | SPATIAL DESIGN & VIDEO Juniper Shuey | SOUND DESIGN Julian Martlew | ADDITIONAL MUSIC Morgan Henderson, Erin Jorgensen, Julian Martlew | LIGHTING DESIGN
Amiya Brown (Stage Performance) | LIGHTING DESIGN Thomas Dunn (3LD Installation) | COSTUME DESIGN Christine Meyers | PAPER WALL Celeste Cooning | PERFORMERS Ariel Freedman, Zoe Scofield, Dominic Santia, Kévin Quinaou
BeginAgain was co-commissioned by On the Boards through the support of their Dance Production Program and The Joyce Theater in partnership with 3-Legged Dog.
Funders and Supporters:
BeginAgain received support from The Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects Award, NEFA's National Dance Project Tour Support, Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, and MidAtlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Portions of BeginAgain were developed and performed in-process with support at Velocity Dance Center (Seattle), gloATL (Atlanta), Frye Art Museum (Seattle), City Arts Festival (Seattle), Springboard Dance (Montreal) and BodyTraffic (Los Angeles). Additional support was provided through the Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation and the support of individual donors.