LEWISTON — The Seattle team of zoe | juniper returns to the Bates Dance Festival to present “Clear & Sweet” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22, in Schaeffer Theatre, 329 College St. 

Choreographer Zoe Scofield and designer-visual artist Juniper Schuey are the artistic directors and founders of zoe | juniper. “Clear & Sweet” deploys Scofield’s angular, intense choreography and Shuey’s cutting-edge videography in an adaptation of the uniquely American tradition of shape-note singing. Mixing singers with a stellar cast of dancers, this work plays with constantly shifting points of perspective and highlights the strengths of community.

Recipient of a 2013 Stranger Genius Award for performance, the company creates works of dance, photography and video installation.

Dance writer Debra Cash affords insight into zoe | juniper and their work in an Inside Dance series lecture preceding the July 22 performance at 7 p.m. Cash will also facilitate a post-performance talk.

A free show and tell lecture-demonstration by zoe | juniper will offer a glimpse into their creative process at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, in Schaeffer Theatre.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $18 for seniors and $12 for students. Online tickets are available at batestickets.com.

Also part of the Bates Dance Festival, a Musicians’ Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 24, at The Dolard and Priscilla Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar St. Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students.

Eight composers, known for their collaborations with dancers, perform a program of original and improvised works that blend musical styles from around the globe. The evening features multi-instrumentalists Glen Fittin, Jesse Manno, Terrence Karn and Shamou, whose collective musical repertory spans Africa, Asia and the Middle East; composer-keyboardists Peter Jones, Carl Landa and Mike Vargas; and violin prodigy Rob Flax.

For more information, visit the festival website, at batesdancefestival.org, or call the box office at 207-786-6161.

The Bates Dance Festival’s 35th anniversary season features public events from July 7 through Aug. 5.

A piece from “Clear & Sweet” by zoe|juniper, being performed Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22, at Schaffer Theater, Bates College.

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