Photo credit: zoe|juniper.

Take a field trip with PICA to see the world premiere of zoe|juniper’s BeginAgain at our favorite venue to the north, On the Boards! Portland-based collective FRONT returns to facilitate Field Guide by bus, with a focus on core concepts and tools for understanding contemporary dance, and a glimpse into interdisciplinary collaboration that, like zoe|juniper, blends and merges genres and mediums. This dynamic travel workshop will include facilitated presentation, group discussion, and video viewing in transit, along with food, drink, and time to socialize. You’ll have time for dinner in Seattle before the show, and a meet and greet with the artists afterward. Enjoy a casual post-show download over coffee and dessert on the ride home. Bring a friend or come alone – Field Guide is a great opportunity to meet others interested in contemporary art!

About the Performance: With BeginAgain, TBA Festival alums zoe|juniper (Zoe Scofield, choreographer; Juniper Shuey, visual artist) explore new technological methods and unexpected audience/performer perspectives to examine new ways of seeing and being seen. With music by Seattle luminaries Hanna Benn (Pollens) and Morgan Henderson (Blood Brothers, Fleet Foxes).

Your Field Guide ticket includes: a facilitated workshop, roundtrip charter bus between Portland and Seattle, admission to zoe|juniper’s BeginAgain, and snacks and beverages on the bus (both ways). Dinner not included in price of ticket.


2:00 PM: Board bus to Seattle (meet at Washington High School parking lot, 531 SE 14th Ave at Stark St – do not park in lot; ample free street parking available)

In Transit: Workshop facilitated by FRONT (presented on bus – food and drink provided) 

6:00 PM: Dinner break in Seattle (not included in ticket price – map of area restaurants will be provided)

8:00 PM: Performance of zoe I juniper’s BeginAgain at On the Boards

By 10:00 PM: Return to Portland (post-show download on the bus)

About Field Guide: Field Guide is a new public engagement series at PICA designed to help audiences feel more comfortable with and informed about contemporary dance performance. Through facilitated workshops with faculty experts, focused exploration of an artist’s work, and equal emphasis on presentation, conversation, and social connection, anyone curious about dance performance is welcome. No prior dance experience required.