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Preview: A Crack in Everything/zoe | juniper at Dance Center

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Wife-husband team Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey use a visually lush blend of choreography and video to explore the spaces between: before/after, action/reaction, conscious/unconscious, cause/effect. Liminality is framed by the Greek Oresteia tragedy—a trilogy of murder, revenge and the idea of justice—and haunting uses of projection and light. Gold-leaf-encrusted dancers before and behind and projected onto a scrim suggest the role memory plays in the moment of perception; small choruses of three or four move cleanly in a choreography that is simultaneously indicative and suggestive—Scofield uses a unique blend of presentational formalism and guttural expression to “mythologize the experience of our senses,” and the addition of Shuey’s visual aesthetic transports the experience to the magical realm. (Sharon Hoyer)

At the Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 South  Michigan, (312)369-8330. Thursday-Saturday, February 14-16 at 8pm. $15.

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