“ — emotionally resonant with soul baring passion."
/ the scotsman /
// SITE SPECIFIC
In Maison, guests are invited to spend an evening roaming a private New Orleans residence, tasting dance inspired dishes and experiencing immersive performance found in the home’s unique nooks and crannies. Each night comprises of two acts: an intimate dinner for a small group and an open party for many.
“Exploring the barriers between the ‘real’ and the ‘created’…” Maison Press
hymn+them is a multimedia reflection of Dorothy's famous journey to OZ, using the iconic heroine as a lens to investigate the identity of today’s American woman: her desire to escape, her desire to belong, her desire for more than what’s presented to her.
Herself born and raised in Kansas, choreographer Leslie Scott is familiar with Oz-ian tropes and uses Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, and Judy Garland herself to investigate romanticized idealism manifested from media and pop culture.
STILL AS OAK
In this new dance theatre work, Still as Oak, Directors Monica Payne and Leslie Scott thrust the audience into a provocative space that hovers between the living and the dead. Performers guide audiences through installations of video projection and sound that illuminate moments of racial injustice spanning decades and generations from Antebellum to the present day. This full sensory performance work is 360 degrees of light, sound, imagery, and humanity. This highly physical performance event suspends the audience in a stark, mesmerizing space of video and movement to create a more visceral account of the racial politics in our contemporary landscape.
Dance and graffiti art share more similarities than you might think: Both ephemeral and public modes of expression, artists in both genres are passionate, skilled at community engagement, and looking for a platform to be heard. This dance film, created in partnership with Beautify Earth, is the first of a series of public art and film installations.
B O D Y A R T | WORK
An Hour About An Hour | Ailey Citigroup Theatre NYC, Music Center - UK
Limbo | Joyce Soho, Dixon Place, Bass Performance Hall
Anatomy of Lost | Brooklyn Lyceum, Theater For the New City, Body Festival - NZ
Loft | Bass Performance Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center
Thread | Jazz @ Lincoln Center NYC, Summerhall - UK
h y m n + t h e m | Tulane University, DanceUSA Conference, Peter & Paul Hotel
U.S. vs Them | Tulane University
windows and doors | CalState Fullerton, Northwestern State University
herd | REDCAT & Grand Valley State University
dark light | St Louis Dance Festival
WALK | Queens Botanical Garden
Lost | Ojai research center
GreenTable | Tulane University
Maison | New Orleans private residence in Broadmoor