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Unjust Peace

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Choreographers:  

Alicia- Lynn Nascimento Castro and

Zarina Mendoza

Music:

"It Breaks" by Leon Vynehall and 

"Makambo" by Geoffrey Oryema

Performers:  

Alicia- Lynn Nascimento Castro and

Zarina Mendoza

“Unjust Peace” is a collaborative work in response to the dualism of our current society. This duet is a revised version of “Solace” that examines our current bodies during a pandemic, responding to the ways in which centuries of patriarchy, racism, classism, ageism and bigotry manifests in our bodies.

Zarina Mendoza is the Founder of Tranze Danza Contemporánea.  Originally from Mexicali, Mexico with a BFA in dance and over ten years in movement based training. She is currently imparting her workshop “Powerflow” and Seminar “Make art a habit” in Mexico, US and Asia. Zarina has been awarded in international competitions for choreographic work. Since she relocated to Phoenix two years ago, she has collaborated with Liliana Gomez, Jenny Gerena, Jordan Daniels, Alicia Nacimiento and Julie Akerly. Zarina has traveled to Latin America, Europe and Asia to immerse in different movement currents, cultures and collaborate in creating a community that values an exercise of introspection, reflection,self-growth and empathy.

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Alicia-Lynn Nascimento Castro transitioned into dance after training as an elite gymnast. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BFA in dance. Since moving to Phoenix, she has performed with the Black Theatre Troupe and presented work at the BlakTinx Dance Festival, Breaking Ground, Beta Dance festival and at the Phoenix Art Museum with Jam Movement and Sentidos Dance. Alicia is currently creating projects and teaching at Arizona State University, Glendale Community College and Grand Canyon University.

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ordinary grief / the people to come

a film by zoe | juniper

directed and edited:  

Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey

cinematography:

Juniper Shuey

choreography:

Zoe Scofield

music:

Beethoven String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Opus 132

sound design:

Max Bernstein

reimagined costumes: 

Zoe Scofield 

 

assistant to directors: 

Elise Beers and Aachix Qaguug

 

production assistant:

Shane Donohue

performers: 

Christiana Axelsen, Shane Donohue, Michele Dooley, marco farroni, Nia-Amina Minor, Stefan Richmond, David Rue and Symone Sanz

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Since the beginning of quarantine, the world-wide recognition of urgencies surrounding anti-racism action, and the subsequent crumbling of all productions and plans, I have been in a perpetual state of shock. Despite multiple attempts to get out of my mental, physical, and emotional sludge, I have yet to successfully manifest the space I need to make art in any mode that is familiar to me.

Guggenheim Fellow Zoe Scofield is the co-artistic director of zoe | juniper, a dance and visual art company with long time collaborator Juniper Shuey. Zoe works in dance, film, installation and 2D work. Her work has been commissioned by On the Boards, New York Live Arts, RedCAT, Jacob’s Pillow, Spoleto Festival, Yerba Buena Arts Center, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, MET Museum, The Frye Art Museum, The Joyce Theater, Bates Dance Festival, Carolina Performing Arts and more. www.zoejuniper.org

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Perceptual PlayGround

Choreographer:

Keith A. Thompson

Music:

"December" by Linky Larson, "Don't Kill Dub" poem by Sonia Sanchez and Rob, "Are" by Hugo Ferran & Jean-Michel Tevemeir

Performers:

Brayden Guentzel, Quinn Mihalovic, Avery Polster, Steve Rosales

This work delves into individual and group mindfulness when sharing some of the same space, time and lived experiences.

Keith A. Thompson, Associate Professor, Assistant Director of Dance, danced internationally for the Trisha Brown Dance Company, currently full time faculty at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre, co-choreographs, performs and rehearsal directs for Liz Lerman; teaches globally; his company, ‘danceTactics performance group’, has been featured at Montpellier International Dance Festival, Dixon Place NYC, Triskelion Art Center’s Split Bill Series in Brooklyn, the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival and the Hokusai International Dance and Theater Festival in Tokyo, Japan, BAM Fisher Hall Brooklyn NY. Keith is the Inaugural Faculty Fellow for ASU’s Center for the Study of Race, Arts and Democracy.

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single figures fishing backwards

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Choreographers:

Lacee Garcia (she/her) , Max Allen (they/them)

Videographer:

Anna Tse

Music: 

"Come" by Lior Shoov

Performers:

Lacee Garcia, Max Allen

This film is an exploration of a previous work that was presented in person. It is exploring the ideas of nostalgia and how it manifests in relationships.

Max (they/them) and Lacee (she/her) have been performing in and making various works since 2014. They both hold BFA's from Arizona State University in dance performance. Max and Lacee have been using their creative outlets to explore the idea of time.

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Ecstasy of Betrayal

Choreographer:

Carley Conder in collaboration with the dancers

Music:

"Just a Gigelo" and "Falling in Love Again" by Marlene Dietrich and the Burt Bacharach Orchestra, The Caretaker

Performers:

Emily Laird, Lauren Jimenez, Amy Symonds, Tori Ward

"Anyone who hasn't experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all." - Jean Genet

 

This work explores my own experience of living and creating during a pandemic in a female body.  I've been feeling more keenly the contradictions that are placed upon me as a woman aging in a field and society that does not seem to want me to age. It's been 6 years since I have had an all female company ... it was an opportunity to explore these ideas together as women from different generations, backgrounds and ideologies.  Big thank you to the incredible women I got to work with to create this dance.  

Carley Conder is Artistic Director of CONDER/dance, founded in Arizona in 2003. CONDER/dance is a resident arts organization at Tempe Center for the Arts and has produced Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance Festival at TCA for the last 14 years.   Carley's creative work has been presented by White Wave at Dixon Place (NYC), Chez Bushwick at the Center for Performance Research (Brooklyn), WestFest at the Martha Graham Studios (NYC), Wave Rising at the John Ryan Theater (Brooklyn), and the Cama-i Dance Festival (Alaska). She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet and Master of Fine Arts in Modern Dance from the University of Utah.  Carley has been the recipient of arts grants through the City of Tempe, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction, Target Arts Grants and the Consulate General of Israel. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.