Open for Dancing Festival, Newport RI, September 20-24, 2017; premiere of site-specific work at the newly excavated Southern Redoubt at Ft. Adams; 3-day intensive workshop; six performances; commission from Island Moving Company.
Dance on Film projects; ongoing activity during summer, fall and winter, 2017-18.
SOLO(S) Project, Part II, premiere in Fall of 2018
SOLO(s) Project on November 3-6,
2016 at Velocity Dance Center. The
SOLO(s) Project is a multi-media
research concept by
choreographer/visual artist Mary Sheldon
Scott with composer Jarrad Powell.
Soloists include Corrie Befort, Jade
Solomon Curtis, Alicē Gosti, Mark
Haim, Jim Kent, Linsyanne Owen.
Velocity’s Made-in-Seattle program, The
Project premieres November 3-6,
2016 at Velocity Dance Center.
Development of SOLO(s) is supported in part through
grants from 4Culture and the Mayor’s
Office of Arts & Culture, and
through rehearsal residencies at
Cornish College of the Arts and
Velocity Dance Center.
Dance receives Mayor's Arts Awards
honoring them for their production of
the Scott/Powell piece "Wake." The
piece was commissioned by Bellingham
Repertory Dance in 2015.
4Culture City Artist grant for The
Scott receives City of
Seattle Artist Project grant for The
Scott served as
Interim Dance Department Chair for
Cornish College of the Arts from June
through December 2015. For more
information on Cornish visit www.cornish.edu.
Scott traveled to
Portland, Oregon in February/March
2015 for a Guest Artist Residency at
Reed College where Scott worked with
Reed dance students to create a
performance work mixing images from
her own choreography with movement
scores by the students using a range
of creative process tools. On March
6th, as part of Reed Arts Week, Scott
presented two solos from The
SOLO(s) Project created for
Corrie Befort and Linsyanne Owen. For
more information on Dance at Reed
In fall 2014 Scott
worked with the Dance Program at the
University of Washington to create a
new performance work on 8 student
performers that premiered as part of
the Faculty Dance Concert on January
22-25, 2015 in Meany Hall, Seattle.
The work featured an original score by
composer Jarrad Powell with costume
design by Val Mayse and lighting
design by Peter Bracilano. For more
information on Dance at the UW visit dance.washington.edu.
In 2014/2015 Scott was
commissioned by Bellingham Repertory
Dance to create a new 20-minute work
for the Company. The premiere took
place at The Firehouse in Bellingham,
WA May 29-31, 2015. In 2016 as part of
a retrospective performance, on April
9 in Bellingham and on April 28-29 in
Seattle BRD reprises a duet from
For more information on BRD please