Artist Statement

6:00 p.m. on September 24, 2017

Full Radius Dance is a professional, physically integrated (dancers with and without disabilities) dance company based in Atlanta, GA. For Full Radius Dance, physically integrated dance is not just about the disabled body, but about the bodies of all the dancers, nondisabled and disabled. This genre communicates an awareness and acceptance of the body and a deep sense of recognition about the power and potential of the body. Our interest is in complimenting each dancer’s strengths and abilities, not in creating a framework in which the dancers with disabilities are showcased or emphasized simply due to disability.


Artist Bio

Douglas Scott (Founder/Artistic/Executive Director), discovered dance upon entering Western Kentucky University to earn a B.F.A. in Performing Arts. After graduation, He moved to Atlanta and spent several seasons with the Ruth Mitchell Dance Company, performing works by Ruth Mitchell, Ron Cunningham, Monica Levy and Sal Aiello. He founded Dance Force (now known as Full Radius Dance) in 1991.

A respected teacher for over thirty years, Douglas has extensive experience in teaching classes and workshops in modern and modern-based physically integrated dance for numerous schools, organizations, and conferences. In August 2017, Douglas will be teaching ‘Technique and the Diverse Body’ at the MeetShareDance Festival in Berlin, Germany.

In 2014, Douglas was honored by Governor and Mrs. Nathan Deal with the prestigious Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. He was cited as “a respected leader in modern dance” and for expanding “the definition and reach of modern dance by creating opportunities for dancers with and without disabilities . . . not only in the local Atlanta community, but throughout the State of Georgia, the United States and internationally.”