“Tracing/River/Sand rivets attention.
From the first shrill, skewed notes you lose equilibrium.
Mary Sheldon Scott stands, her frame like a branch ready
to snap, a barely moving axis sectioning a stark landscape.
Then she shifts with a shocking abruptness, freezes into
an unsettling imbalance, and the floor of reality is swept
out from under you. In this dry, psychic netherworld you
hear a crackling fire. This is what it takes: a conversation
penetrating deep into the caverns of each other's psyche.
In the audience you can't avoid the reverberations, they
touch so near the core of human experience. In that rarest
of rare instances when collaboration does work, it is like
Tracing/River/Sand. It is exquisite and magnificent--and
harder than steel.” - Jae Carlsson, Reflex
Premiere: Composer/Choreographer 1, Ned Skinner
Theater, Seattle – June 24-25, 1994
Performed by: Thomasa Eckert, Mary Sheldon Scott, Jarrad Powell, and Gamelan Pacifica
Lighting Design: Dave Tosti-Lane
Costume Design: Mary Sheldon Scott