Merce Cunningham Trust


Davison Scandrett, Design and Production Consultant





Davison Scandrett served as Director of Production for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 2008 - 2012. Notable projects during his tenure include the Legacy World Tour, premieres of Nearly Ninety & Nearly 902, revivals of Antic Meet, Roaratorio, Rainforest & Squaregame, the Dia Beacon Events, and MCDC's final performances at the Park Avenue Armory. He also oversaw the documentation of production materials & information for inclusion in Dance Capsules and transfer to the Walker Art Center & New York Public Library. Since leaving MCDC, Davison has created lighting designs for Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener (Nox, Veal, Interface, Taste, Performance, Way In, Light Years, Blue Name), Pam Tanowitz (The Spectators, PASSAGEN, Heaven on One's Head, Broken Story, The Story Progresses, Once with Me), Rebecca Lazier (Coming Together/ Attica, There Might Be Others), Mike Birbiglia (Thank God For Jokes), Neal Brennan (3 Mics), and Paris Opera Ballet (Cunningham's Un jour ou deux). Production management credits include Wendy Whelan's Restless Creature, Marina Abramovic's Goldberg, Jennifer Monson's Live Dancing Archive, Denis O'Hare & Lisa Peterson's An Iliad, and production supervision of the Koch Theater for Lincoln Center Festival. Before joining MCDC Davison was the Head Electrician for the World Tour of Rent & the 1st National Tour of The Drowsy Chaperone, as well as the recipient of a 2007 Bessie Award for his collaboration with Sarah Michelson and Parker Lutz on the visual design of DOGS. He is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts.