Hemlock - Maple - White Pine

"As soft piano music harmonizes with the sounds of nature, two dancers glide onto a stage set against the backdrop of a red pine forest. Dancing to a piece called “Hemlock – Maple – White Pine,” their movements mimic the trees behind them. With all those pieces in place, the resulting dance is transformative. Each dancer endeavors to express the quality, texture and majesty of a single tree. Observed together, they make a forest." - Erin Gottsacker, WXPR National Public Radio

"Hemlock - Maple - White Pine" is a performance work inspired by the trees of the Northwoods, set to a piano score by Tristan Eckerson. Commissioned by Land O' Lakes Arts and performed in Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin. September, 2022.

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"Scott Stafford's choreography shone with sweeping and luminous flow and pristine technique. The dancers were in step with Stafford's vision and one another. Stafford, Timo Wagner, and Adam Salame were mesmerizing with the specificity to which they moved their bodies...(and) seemed to luxuriate in the power of drawing attention through their virtuosity and sensuality.

'Honey' seemed to invite audience members to groove in their seats, and Friday's performance drew whoops and whistles from the crowd. With wonder and fun, 'Honey' was a kind of clarion call to new possibilities and new ways of being." 

- Sheila Regan, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Honey" is a dance landscape of individual in pursuit of expression - inspired by the bodies, movement, and music of club spaces. Set to an original soundscore by Grammy winning producer, David Morales, to the remixes of Mariah Carey. Performed at the Red Eye Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. July, 2022.

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"Untitled (Go-Go Dancing Platform)"

A critical review of the "Paradox of Stillness" exhibit at The Walker Art Center. Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 2021.

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