Scott/Powell Performance is rooted in a dedicated 20-year collaboration between choreographer Mary Sheldon Scott
and composer Jarrad Powell.
Created in 1994, Scott/Powell Performance has a history of strong
artistic vision, and has gained recognition as an important creative
force in the Pacific Northwest. Their performance research has resulted
in a series of "mysterious and beautiful works filled with oblique
references to the natural world." (The Seattle Weekly). Scott’s choreography uses the rigor of a technical and charged movement vocabulary to expose a physical voice that is elemental and visceral. Powell’s sound scores, lyrical and haunting, create powerful and evocative sonic landscapes that challenge and shape the performance space. Robert Campbell, installation artist, digital print maker, filmmaker and video artist, is a frequent collaborator with Scott and Powell.
Performance has been presented through On the Boards, Portland
Institute of Contemporary Art's TBS Festival, Dance Theater
Workshop/NYC, Myrna Loy Center/Helena Presents, The Southern
Theater/Minneapolis, Pacific Northwest Ballet's Celebrate Seattle
Festival, Western Washington University, American College Dance
Festival, Bumbershoot Festival, Velocity Dance Center, Cornish College
of the Arts and the Composer/Choreographer Series. Projects of
Scott/Powell Performance have received funding from the National
Endowment for the Arts, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the National
Performance Network Creation Fund, Artist Trust, 4Culture/King County,
The Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs/City of Seattle, the
Washington State Arts Commission, and the Washington Composer’s Forum.
Scott/Powell Performance was a 2008 SCUBA Touring Program Company.