A Crack in Everything

If all Zoe Scofield did was dance, we would still pay rapt attention. Her evolving style, combining the spidery articulation of ballet with a kind of animal intelligence (where backs and knees are as expressive as faces and hands), would still suck us in. But her collaboration with visual artist Juniper Shuey takes that choreographic gift and makes a whole world for it to inhabit. There, ghostly crowds walk past the living performers on stage, and translucent screens are both chalkboards for action drawings and windows into memory. A Crack in Everything has been long in development, and Seattle audiences have seen bits and pieces several times, but this complete work looks to be much, much more than the sum of its parts. SANDRA KURTZ

Dec. 1-4, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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