Anna Beatrice Scott, Ph.D. is The Master Conduit at the arts and action consultancy, Vita Vibrare, where thinking is done at a higher frequency. An Arts in Action agitator, Vita Vibrare provides strategy, programs, user engagement studies and analysis to develop innovative story making tools at the nexus of traditional and new media. Scott has worked in arts management, production, performance, research and education since the late 1980s. Her work and process traverse many genres and roles; she is a convergent human.
You can inquire about:
- Collaboration on a transmedia project
- Ways to think differently about an old problem
- Dance and movement as innovation tools
- Flash Mobs
- Critical choreographic analysis of social media apps & urban planning
- "Blacks" in comics (and blacking it up), Magical Negroes and other mythological beasts
- Dance cultures of the African Diaspora (both for performance and analysis)
- And just about anything that moves you, but you don't know why
Anna performs conjurations with dance, digital devices and text, on stage, in blogs, books and through strategic marketing plans. her team VISCERA Performance Instigation Troupe recently completed a 'high tech' street theater installation at the Van Nuys FlyAway bus station as the inaugural performance in the Los Angeles World Airports and Public Art division of the Department of Cultural Affairs new Ephemeral Art program. Previous collaborative performance/productions found her performing in "Texterritory" a cell phone dance theater platform designed and implemented by Sheron Wray & Fleta Seigel (http://www.texterritory.com
). Her newest work, SACKED (a durational duet with a trash bag), was presented at REDCAT Fall Studio program in Los Angeles in 2010 and will appear in Fall 2011 at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions as a component of Ulysses Jenkins' work "Black Gold Fever."
As a performance scholar trained in ethnography and certified in Human Subjects Research Protocol, Scott has published one book and several articles that examine the impact technological advances exert on memory and therefore performance of identity, paying attention to the repercussions of taking up the brand and branding strategies as new identity markers. She served University of California, Riverside as an assistant professor of Dance History & Theory for nine years and continues to work as a thesis and career adviser at large. Her passion for arts-centered analysis energizes innovation in clients and collaborators. It is her pleasure to bring their secret aspirations to fruition through the application of research, storytelling, and prescient data analysis.