If someone mentions the name Ellenore Scott, instantly the first word that comes to mind is: unique. This young choreographer & dancer who has made a nationally recognized name for herself is the true definition of what it means to have a unique style unlike any one else’s.
Established in 2012, ELSCO Dance, was created with one goal in mind: to redefine the dialogue of dance. It is clear with Ellenore Scott’s strong foundation in concert dance & access to commercial dance through her finalist finish on “So You Think You Can Dance?” makes her uniquely positioned to take on this mission. Not only does Scott herself completely embody what it means to be different, but ELSCO Dance displays interesting qualities for a modern dance company, making them a stand-out in the dance world. The company not only performs in live shows but live streaming rehearsals, producing dances for films and engaging out audience outside of the normal “concert” performance.
Here at BCDF, we are honored for Scott’s company, ELSCO dance, to present a piece choreographed by the artistic director herself . But the question is, why Boston especially when one is based in the dance city itself? Well, Scott explains,
“BCDF was a great platform for my company to perform nationally. Boston is an exciting city that is rich in history, culture and inspiration! The art scene is Boston is not one to be missed. As an NYC based company, we only performed in NY until we toured to Boston. From performing in BCDF, I was able to meet contacts interested in my work, future audience members and potential board members. It was a great platform for ELSCO and we are so grateful to be back!”
Now ELSCO’s second year at BCDF, Scott will be bringing a piece that was specifically choreographed for the festival. This new piece will be a prequel in ordinance to the all male trio she presented at the festival last year called, “Run, Boy!”displaying another trio with a character from last year reintroducing why he ran away in the first place. You do NOT want miss out on an opportunity to see this piece at BCDF 2014. In the meantime, check out our interview below with Ellenore Scott herself:
Michael Seamans Photography BCDF 2013
What are you hoping to gain from this experience?
As a returning choreographer, I am hoping to connect with not only audience members but also other nationally acclaimed choreographers. The work selected for this program is truly inspirational and being a part of this experience definitely motivates me when I return home to NY and work with my company.
What is your favorite media quote you ever received?
“An especially touching moment was during the last piece of the evening, when the technicalities of being outdoors had rendered the iPod useless. The choreographer herself, Ellenore Scott (ELSCO Dance) came up and sang, narrated, and counted the piece of music. It was so heart felt and raw to see the woman who made the work be so flexible and able to adapt to the environment. In this, I realized that the point of the whole evening was to capture the versatility and hunger of dancers and choreographers in New York City, and it did. – Jane Sato of TheaterisEasy.com
Tell us something interesting about your company. What makes your company unique?
We are the true hybrid of commercial and concert with the label! We perform the work that I want to create and hope to connect with dancer viewers in a different why. We also love to utilize social media to help with our preparations, including costume design, phrase work and Q&A sessions during our rehearsal live streams!
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Umi Akiyoshi Photography
By: Cayley Christoforou