Maine
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Scott McPheeters

I am a queer, interdisciplinary dance artist making work that encourages moments of collective intimacy through interdisciplinary vehicles of vulnerability. I believe that vulnerability is the greatest catalyst for social change, and I strive to identify movement and site-specific material that, within various contexts, create situations for developing cross-cultural empathy.

As a professional dancer, I am fascinated by the human form and its capacity to shift physically and energetically in relationship to other bodies and environments. I strive to reconnect with physical instincts that have been silenced by social norms, and communicate sensation in ways that portray uninhibited, somatic truths. I value honest investigations of self and situation and view abstract movement as an expression of queer advocacy. My practice is fueled by social engagement and conversation and tends to manifest collaborative action. 

From 2004-2018, I performed professionally in Philadelphia, PA., and worked regularly for dance and theater companies/individuals including Nichole Canuso Dance Theater, Subcircle, Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Marianela Boan, Kun-Yang Lin / Dancers, and Enchantment Theater Company. From 2018-2020, I lived and made site-specific performance work in Oakland, CA., and in January of 2020, received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Sierra Nevada University. Currently, I live in my hometown, Biddeford Pool, ME., and co-direct artist residency, Subcircle Residency, in Biddeford, ME.

 

Find Me On …

Additional Links: 
This links to my instagram account where I frequently post works-in-process images/video
This duet was created and performed in collaboration with Suzanne Beahrs
Project EmpatheTICK is a social performance practice that challenges how "belonging" is manifested and preserved in rural spaces. Dressed as a deer tick, I hosts storytelling events, tick-drag performances, and community conversations around belonging.
This duet was created and performed in collaboration with musician Kip Kipperman
This work explores the paradoxical socio-economic, sexual, and energetic disorientations that exist in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco from the perspective of a tourist.
This duet was created and performed in collaboration with Gina Hoch-Stall

I Have Worked With

  • November 2020

    For all of of 2020, I was hired by LA -based visual and performance artist, Julie Weitz, to be the movement consultant for her Golem: A Call To Action project. I have been writing somatic meditaion scores and prompts for Julie as she explores movement within her work

  • November 2020

    My work has been exhibited in SNU's Hollman Gallery (11/20) and Tahoe Gallery (1/20)

  • November 2020

    I am a co-director of Subcircle and have work with my collaborators to produce numerous works from 2014-2020.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Scott
Job Title/Position: 
Interdisciplinary Dance Artist
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 224
Biddeford Pool, ME 04006
Physical Address: 
1 Bayview Avenue
Biddeford Pool, ME 04006
Last Name: 
McPheeters
Phone: 
207-229-4170

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Media - Digital
Media - Film
Multi-Disciplinary
Theater - Children's
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Year Founded: 
2005
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Venue Rental
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
10
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Subcircle (Co-Director) - www.subcircle.org
Subcircle Residency (Co-Founder/Director - www.subcircleresidency.squarespace.com
Education: 
Sierra Nevada University - MFA Interdisciplinary Arts
Dickinson College - BA Theater and Dance
Awards: 
Barrymore Award - Best Lead Actor in a Musical

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Basic Lighting/Sound
Fee Range Minimum: 
$100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,000
State of Residence: 
Maine
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
6

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Dance
Theater
Ages Served: 
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$50
Fee Range Maximum: 
$300