SUNDAY 17 JULY
SALLIS BENNEY THEATRE (CANTEEN SPACE)
For your eyes
The Score will be a performance research format that offers inner practices and interactive play. It interrogates the question: how does composition arise? The focus is on the physical base of the imagination and the movement of attention. By altering the way we use our senses while dancing-moving-playing and observing-listening, we can identify how the movement patterns of our senses influence how and why we move, and shape our opinions about space, time, and action. The score provides tools for communication that offer insight into the unique and shared perceptual skills, appetites, and limitations within each performer.
SCOTT SMITH BIOGRAPHY
Originally from the American mid-west Scott Smith has lived and worked for many years in New York then Seattle, and is currently living in the United Kingdom.
He teaches dance, makes performance, and composes music for live performance and film/video.
Scott studied and performed for several years, with Steve Paxton via contact improvisation and material for the spine, and was a founding member of ‘Image Lab’ with Lisa Nelson, KJ Holmes and Karen Nelson, developing ‘tuning scores’, researching the realm of the senses and perception as foundational to form and composition.
His initial training's and professional performance experience included modern and classical dance forms, as well as music studies, and he has performed and composed music for dance companies in Kansas City, New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, and the UK.
Since the early 90’s, Scott has been focusing his practice in new dance, music, and improvisational work. He maintains ongoing collaborations and performance/media creation with Lisa Nelson, Charlie Morrissey, Becky Edmunds and others.
He plays American folk and roots music in the band Porchlight Smoker as well as other bands, and is a member of movement12, a dance advocacy organization based in Brighton.
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