Monthly Archives: September 2013

Why it is what it is

In Bebe Miller’s comp class, we are continuing to work on our studies on “drive”, but letting them breathe out a bit beyond just the task of addressing “drive” through movement. That was never really the only task, because throughout this class, we’ve talked about the idea of context and content emerging from movement, rather […]

Comp study #2: Drive (DRAFT)

In Bebe Miller’s Weight Studies class, we are working on “drive”. In my first version of “drive”, I practiced a sort of reckless, out-of-control, risky-weight kind of drive. After watching Jodi Melnick and Vicky Shick’s version of “drive” in a section of this Susan Rethorst piece in class last week, and improvising in class around […]

dances before dances

Last week, I took video of my friends rehearsing their solo work for comp showings, and friends warming up for rep rehearsal, and put them into a short film I call dances before dances. In both instances, the dancers were preparing for the dancing they would do later, and the relationships formed between the dancers […]

To a Young Dancer, 2013 edition

Dear young dancer: You may have seen this tweet from Dance Magazine earlier this week: Have you ever had a dance rival? How did it affect you? What did you do to deal with the competition? — Dance Magazine (@Dance_Magazine) September 4, 2013 When I was a teenager, I loved Dance Magazine. It was my way of […]