When

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 7:30pm

Tickets & Registration

ADVANCE
$35 General Admission
$25 CAC Members
 
DAY OF SHOW
$40 General Admission
$30 CAC Members
 
SEASON COMBO
$100 Pick Three
$120 Pick Four
$140 Pick Five
Season Combo pricing is only available at the CAC Box Office: 504.528.3800

Support

The presentation of zoe | juniper Clear & Sweet was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Production residency was funded by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Clear & Sweet is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by the Contemporary Arts Center in partnership with Bates Dance Festival, Carolina Performing Arts (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), New York Live Arts, On the Boards, and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).
The Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation (I³) is a three year pilot project of the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC), supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to provide both the context and content for the expanding aesthetic landscape of interdisciplinary performance as practiced by artists whose projects are drawn from or inspired by the rich cultural traditions of the South. The CAC's I³ Southern Partners include Duke Performances, Fusebox, The Nasher Museum of Art, Oz Nashville, and Speed Art Museum.

“...like a crazy dream you just can’t shake. At the center of it all, there’s a furious little heart that pumps equal parts vitriol and grace.” —The Boston Globe 

 
A haunting performance that fuses dance and live vocals, Clear & Sweet integrates Sacred Harp Singing—a living form of spiritual a capella choral singing that is passed down over many generations. Voices meld textured layers of a single melody to form a unified song. Interspersed throughout the audience, singers collectively breathe their song amongst viewers, and bring sound to life in an immersive physical and visual convergence, blurring the line between “performer” and “observer.”
 
Concept Design & Direction Zoe Scofield & Juniper Shuey
Collaborators Ana Maria Lucaciu, Navarra Novy-Williams, Troy Ogilvie, Dominic Santia,
Amiya Brown, Julian Martlew, Evan Anderson, Kim Lusk

Post-Show Conversation

Immediately following the performance on Friday, September 23, Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey discuss the inspiration behind Clear & Sweet, and their unique approach to dance. 

In the news

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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Press Files

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