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Blaze

Scott McPheeters

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Jan 2, 2024 – Jan 27, 2024
Projected in the 534 Gallery Window
Visible after dark, until 1am.

On the occasion of Maine Mini Fest, presented by Maine Dancemakers Collaborative, SPACE presents Scott McPheeters’ dance film from 2021, projected after dark in the 534 Gallery window.

BLAZE considers the color “blaze/hunting orange” as a tool for reciprocity building with the more-than-human world and aims to highlight the manufacturing of human “othering” in relationship nature. The work questions “who” should be seen/protected during hunting season and imagines a scenario in which the deer population re-claim the color to highlight their resiliency as a species.

Director/Editor: Scott McPheeters
Videography: Carmine Grimaldi
Dancers/Collaborators: Jacqui DeFrança, Hannah Wasielewski, Kristen Stake, Scott McPheeters


Scott McPheeters is a queer, interdisciplinary dance artist and educator who makes work that encourages moments of collective intimacy and questions how states of belonging are manifested in rural communities. He is a co-director of Subcircle — a dance company and artist residency located on a farm in Biddeford, Maine. McPheeters received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Sierra Nevada University, is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at Bowdoin College, and teaches regularly at Casco Bay Movers dance studio in Portland.

🕯️ The dance show of the summer is Scapegoat Garden’s Liturgy|Order|Bridge. The Hartford-based company calls upon Black church traditions and ideas of faith, nature, fashion, and experimentation in their limited performance run June 20-22. Tickets available now, presented by SPACE at Mechanics’ Hall. 🕯️