Category Composition

“Full Will”

On January 28-30 I presented my MFA project, Full Will. I’ll be putting up more musings about the process and performance in the next few weeks as I write my final comprehensive exam about the project, but in the meantime, here are pictures: Full Will was performed at a great downtown gallery, Urban Arts Space. The cast […]

“Molly and Nancy”

This fall, I started working on a duet with Nancy Morcos and Molly Stack, both students in my contemporary class at OSU this fall. Nancy is a Program 60 student who takes two dance classes a semester, and Molly is a freshman BFA student. We are early in our process, but I wanted to share […]

Let’s make a dance real quick

This afternoon, I worked with OSU Dance BFA students Emily Gaffga, Ca’la Henderson, Maddie Mazzola, Charlotte Stickles, and Erin Yen to try out some ideas for a choreographic residency I have next week with The Collective in Baltimore. We worked for 90 minutes and ended up with a five minute dance. I didn’t really have […]

Notes on performing

Despite having declared to a few close friends that I was “done with dance” last fall, I’ve performed quite a bit this semester: I showed a new solo called Virginia in OSU’s Winter Concert in January, performed in Ani Javian’s MFA project Elsewhere in early February, and last weekend, me and MFA Tammy Carrasco premiered a new duet in […]

“Your Participation Required: Participatory Strategies in Performance”

In much of my past choreographic work, I’ve explored strategies for audience participation out of an interest in blurring the lines between discrete groups or events, looking for commonality between spectator and performer, process and product, maker and consumer. Finding the common ground, for me, has frequently come from placing physical experience at the center, […]

“Virginia” rehearsal

I’m working on a solo called Virginia that will appear in the Winter Concert in the Department of Dance at The Ohio State University in February. The work developed out of a series of assignments in my graduate composition course this fall, beginning with Susan Petry’s “density” study assignment. Susan Rethorst, a visiting artist in […]

The making of “Will The Real Anna Massey”

For our first group assignment in Intermedia, we made a self-portrait of a member of our lab group. My group includes me, and first year MFA students John Luna and Anna Massey. We chose to make a portrait of Anna. After asking Anna just a few basic questions about her life and how she felt about […]