Photo by Kara Mack.
With a doctorate in Performance Studies from Northwestern and extensive training in traditional, collaborative performance from the African Diaspora, Anna Beatrice Scott practices performance at the intersection of dance, digital devices and text, on stages, in blogs, books and through strategic marketing plans. She has been fortunate to collaborate with Jessica Emmanuel, Wilfried Souly, Thomas DeFrantz, Pat Payne, Ulysses Jenkins, Sheron Wray, Meg Wolfe, Najité, Brian Getnik, and Ritsu Katsumata on an array of performance work. As a dancer, she has performed for Alassane Kane, Augusto Omolu, Isuara Oliveira, Malonga Casquelorde.
Her work is archived at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Scott has produced major festivals, conferences, tours, websites, and workshops. She has presented her solo performance work in traditional and non-traditional spaces around the country including the REDCAT, MIT, Express Yourself Festival in Chicago's Grant Park, Bayview Opera House in San Francisco, streets around Los Angeles as well as a few international sites like the Slaghuset in Malmô Sweden and Teatro Castro Alves in Salvador-Bahia, Brasil,
She is the artistic director of VISCERA Performance Instigation Troupe. They perform 'high tech' street theater installations, having launched the inaugural performance in the Los Angeles World Airports' and Public Art division of the Department of Cultural Affairs' Ephemeral Art Program with ‘Bout To Get On. Her current practice engages the politics of data sources and mapped sites utilizing augmented reality, dance, low-fi 360 photos and SQL. Scott showed in order to form a more perfect union in a group show at Project Rowhouses in Houston, TX. She currently collaborates with bigSTORY as a movement specialist and curriculum designer and is the Principal of OCTENATE a change design agency.