Mentor Session: Anna Beatrice Scott
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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. Deep, immersive content is their specialty.
Anna B. Scott performs afrofuturist conjurations with dance, digital devices and text, on stage, in blogs, books and through strategic marketing plans. 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.
Trained in traditional, collaborative performance from the African Diaspora, Scott is always looking to join the Arkestra. She has been fortunate to collaborate with Pat Payne, Ulysses Jenkins, Sheron Wray, Meg Wolfe, Najité, Brian Getnik, and Ritsu Katsumata on an array of performance work. Her Fall 2011 participation in Ulysses Jenkins' work "Black Gold Fever" can be seen at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions as part of Pacific Standard Time Festival.
Her team, VISCERA Performance Instigation Troupe, completed a 'high tech' street theater installation at the Van Nuys FlyAway bus station. The inaugural performance in the Los Angeles World Airports and Public Art division of the Department of Cultural Affairs new Ephemeral Art program, ‘Bout To Get On occasionally appears around the city.The next installation is "PATCH: A 'Bout To Get On Boogie" to be performed in February at The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles. The piece will use AR (QR-Code, Layar, & shortcode) to develop the structure of the live improvisation. Please visit http://flyawaybus.tumblr.com for information on the show.
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.