BODYART is a contemporary dance-theatre company that creates visual dialogues with local communities in non-traditional spaces through interdisciplinary collaboration, performance, and education. BODYART invites collaborative partnerships with a variety of local composers, video and visual artists, designers, poets, and theater artists to incite community engagement and discourse. At the core of its mission, BODYART aims to create community, both in process and performance.
BODYART was founded by artistic director and choreographer, Leslie Scott, who premiered the company’s first work, An Hour About An Hour, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the Acoustic Music Center August of 2006. Following the show’s success, BODYART went on to perform at Ailey Citigroup Theater, Wave Rising, and the Downtown Dance Festival in New York City.
In 2008 BODYART shared its first interdisciplinary collaboration with video artist Reid Farrington at 3-Legged Dog as a guest artist in Farrington’s multimedia installation, The Passion Project, establishing BODYART’s future tenant of artmaking: multi-platform collaboration. MORE…
Founding Artistic Director
Leslie Scott is a researcher of movement in the studio, classroom, screen, and sidewalk. Working in both traditional and non-traditional spaces her work has been performed in notable venues and sites from LA, NYC, Dallas, St. Louis, Edinburgh, and New Zealand. Scott has been an educator at the Center for Cultural Innovation teaching Creative Entrepreneurship, marketing and branding workshops to artists and has been a Guest Artist and Teacher at leading Universities and Institutions across the country. As an International producer for dance, Scott has organized festivals across the globe for more than ten years. She holds a BFA in Modern Dance with an emphasis in photography from Texas Christian University and an MFA in Choreography from CalArts. Scott is also certified sommelier and enjoys incorporating all five senses into her choreographic projects. www.lesliescott.org
" Ferocious and raw movement by Ms Scott continues to showcase American contemporary dance at it's best . "
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