When: Wed., June 6, 8 p.m., Thu., June 7, 8 p.m., Fri., June 8, 8 p.m., Sat., June 9, 8 p.m. and Sun., June 10, 12 p.m. 2012
Cracking up. Don't go into A Crack in Everything expecting to find a concrete plot. In fact, the plot might be that there is no plot. Though it's inspired by the Greek tragedy The Oresteia, if you spend your time searching for a solid narrative, you'll leave scratching your head. "We looked a lot at this idea of cyclicalness and cause and effect," choreographer, dancer, and co-founder Zoe Scofield says. "This person does this, and then this person has to do this. And then because I did this, now I'm tied to this." She describes the show as origami: It's being folded and refolded in front of the audience.
Holy matrimony. Based in Seattle, zoe | juniper is made up of husband-and-wife team Scofield, who choreographed the piece and dances in it, and Juniper Shuey, a visual and video artist who created the projections you'll see the dancers interact with. That means their collaboration doesn't end in the studio; they get to think about it at home, over dinner or their favorite TV show or whatever it is they actually do during their free time. Sounds like a match made in heaven to us.
Art show. zoe | juniper has previously installed A Crack in Everything as a full-fledged gallery show, along with the performance, in Houston and Boston. But in Charleston, you'll have to make do with the hour-long performance in the Memminger.