"I wish I could see Spring to Dances in L.A. more often. Or ever," Scott says.
BODYART will be presenting "Dark Light," a work created with the goal of using the least amount of tech possible. The three dancers in the piece provide all the lighting via headlamps and handheld lights.
As if that wasn't enough of a challenge, the rehearsal process was also out of the ordinary: since Scott lives in L.A. and the dancers live in New York, the most recent rehearsals were all done via Skype.
Such feats aren't unusual for Scott, who likes to collaborate with artists of other mediums (think: videographers, fashion designers and set designers) to create immersive worlds for her work. In the past, BODYART has brought everything from snow to an infinity pool to holograms to the stage.
The festival has something for everyone, Scott says.
"It’s great for people who don’t have a lot of experience with dance because they’re able to see a wide variety of things in one evening, and it’s great for people who love dance to get to see a wide variety of things in one evening," she says. "I can’t think of a reason not to go."
The 9th Annual Spring to Dance Festival 2016 is Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $10 to $20 each night. For the complete schedule and tickets, visit dancestlouis.org, or call 314-534-6622.
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