WORK

Most Famous Mixtape

  • 50mins
  • 8 performers
  • Calarts
  • Feb 25th & 26th @ 8pm

In 1977 humanity, or more specifically Carl Sagan and crew, launched what is now the farthest man made object in existence. Now the world’s most famous record, it contains a combination of images, sound bites, and instructions that would cue unknown worlds into what life on earth was/is like. Mimicking the selection process of the original Voyager missions, Most Famous Mixtape looks at what a Voyager 3 mission would look like if launched in 2016. The heart of this dance drama centers on humanity’s need to connect and our unending search for what else is out there. Piecing together memories and objects from Choreographer Leslie Scott’s childhood in the 80s and 90s, the work looks at what is at the heart of the human experience.

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THREAD

  • 45mins
  • 7 performers
  • Irondale Arts Center 2014
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival Summerhall 2015

Thread is a highly athletic, contemporary dance work that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, arousal and disgust, fun and violence, spectacle and authenticity. The work weaves high-energy Modern Dance movement with a newly commissioned sound score and projected video. Inspired by the Greek myth of Ariadne and the maze, Thread adopts the labyrinth as a metaphor for the human psyche. Fascinating and seductive, Ariadne is a modern woman infused with the myths of the past. The performers reflect the twists and turns through her complex path while interweaving his/her own labyrinth of life.

“By midway through the first half, it was clear that staging, lighting, graphic direction and sound were near equals in importance to the dance, which is a tremendously important accomplishment in the process of creating a “work” and not just a dance.” – Dance Informa

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Anatomy of Lost

  • 60mins
  • 7 performers
  • Brooklyn Lyceum 2011
  • Theatre for the New City 2012

 

Set in a 60ft x 50ft pool of water in a decaying bathhouse. The work speaks to the idea of being lost in familiar landscapes both physically and emotionally. Originally set in a decaying bathhouse, this work can be restaged in a variety of non-traditional performance spaces. Set design by Chris Heilman with costumes from Hadley Johnson. 

“BODYART is undoubtably a smart company.” – Dance Informa

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Loft

  • 50mins
  • 8 performers
  • Bass Hall
  • Elon University
  • The Joyce Soho
  • Ailey Citigroup Theatre
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center

 

Set to a commissioned sound score by the NYC based W4 Collective on a stage filled with snow, this work looks at movement at the moment of flight in this hour long contemporary dance work. Paralleling flocking on people and birds, this is a high energy work for 7 dancers. Originally commissioned by Elon University and performed at the Joyce Soho & the Ailey Citigroup Theatre. 

Scott is a choreographer to watch out for” – Star Telegram

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