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Updated: February 17, 2013 6:41PM



What: Zoe/Juniper likes to defy conventional notions of dance. The five-member, Seattle-based company, which makes its Chicago debut this week, was founded in 2004 by choreographer Zoe Scofield and sculptor, photographer and media artist Juniper Shuey. They jointly create works where movement and visual elements are inextricably meshed.

The husband-and-wife duo’s latest work, “A Crack in Everything,” premiered in 2011 at the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and has been seen across the country since. About an hour in length, it draws very loosely on the “Oresteia,” a trilogy of Greek tragedies by Aeschylus. (Note that the piece contains nudity.)

Insider’s take: “Most of the characters,” Scofield said, “are defined by the thing that happened to them and made them who they are and how they want to or have to exact revenge. So, it’s not really based on the story itself, but more how they’re defined by these outside events and they can’t let go of it and keep trying to change it or fix it or make it right in some way.”

Particulars: Zoe/Juniper will perform “A Crack in Everything” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S. Michigan. Tickets are $26 to $30. (312) 369-8330 or www.colum.edu/dancecenter.



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