Sojourner Zenobia  Sojournerzenobia.com

EDUCATION

2015 Urban Bush Women Summer Dance Institute, New Orleans

2010 School at Steppenwolf ,Chicago IL

2011 Pantheatre, Experimental Vocal Technique and Choreographic Theater, Paris France

2011 Amaravati Therevadan Buddhist Monastery, Berkhmsted England

2006 BFA: Interdisciplinary Performance Minor: Buddhist philosophy, Naropa University Boulder CO

 

SOLO WORKS

2016

On the Altar, Chopin Theater Chicago IL

Bring Me Little Water, Uri Eichen Gallery Chicago IL

2015

Mariposa Warrior Butterfly Performance Ritual, Life Force Arts Center Chicago IL

Hell You Talmbout, Chopin Theatre Chicago IL

Dream-Scape, Links Hall Chicago IL

Emergence,  Beauty Bar Chicago IL

Fultonia, durational ritual performance, Gallery 400

2014  The Kitchen Project, Rumble Arts Center Chicago IL

 

ENSEMBLE

2015 -present     Storyteller, Chicago Folklore Ensemble Chicago IL

2016-present     Lucky Plush Dance Theater Company Chicago IL

2014-2015    Participatory Music Coalition, Chicago IL

2011    Sonnets for an Old Century, Steppenwolf Theater Chicago IL

2010   Medea with Child, Sideshow Theater Chicago IL

 

RESIDENCIES

2016   Cohabitants Artist Incubator, Lynn Sculptor Garden Milwaukee WI

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2015   Mothership, UIC Gallery 400 Chicago IL

2016

Theater of Life Gallery opening, The Art Center in Highland Park

Flower of Life Gallery opening, Palette and Chisel Academy

 

DIRECTING

2014

Upright Priestess, Soul Journey Project; 501 Collective Boulder CO

Hive, Co-Directed; Naropa University Boulder CO

2013   Give Love, Soul Journey Project; No Sandbox Loft Space Chicago IL

2012   Manipura, Soul Journey Project; Temple Gallery Chicago IL

2011

   Electric Sunrize, Soul Journey Project; Rumble Arts Center Chicago IL

   RED, Soul Journey Project; The Observatory Chicago IL

2010

   Queen Bee, Soul Journey Project; Kitchen Sink Boulder CO

    Forgotten Angels, Soul Journey Project; Chicago Academy for the Arts Chicago IL

2008   Come to This Place, Soul Journey Project; Danny’s Bar Chicago IL

 

TEACHING ARTIST

2015-Present   Meditation Study and Practice, Grateful Yoga Evanston IL

2012- Present   Women and Femmes of Color Meditation, Shambhala Center Chicago IL

2015-2016 Circles and Ciphers, Peace Circle Facilitator Chicago IL

2012-2014  Spoken Word and Poetry, 9-12 grade Center on Halsted Chicago IL

2014 Performance Art, 4th-6th grade Hedges Elementary Chicago IL

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

         Since 2009 I have been the artistic director and producer of Soul Journey Projects. Soul Journey’s is a collective of interdisciplinary artists who use performance to explore personal psycho-somatic landscapes with an intention to activate the soul’s purpose and reveal basic goodness within each individual, the ensemble and the audience.