Tag Archives: emerging context

“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 […]

Comp study: Density

I’m taking Susan Petry’s portion of our autumn graduate composition course right now (Susan Rethorst arrives on September 23rd) and we showed our final draft of our first studies today. We began last week by creating four movements (that’s a loose term) and then inserting four more, and then inserting eight more into that. We […]

“Endings”: The end, for now

I wrapped up rehearsals for my independent study in choreography last week, and I’ve been writing quite a bit about what I learned from the process. It was incredibly useful, with one year down in my MFA program, to have the time in the studio with a wonderful group of collaborators who helped me clarify […]

“Endings”: building

Our last rehearsal for the summer was last night, and I decided to create a new section that pulled material out of other things the dancers made during July. We created a 8 minute section that I’m really excited about–it just feels like we get closer to something (something!) with each rehearsal.   Here’s how […]

“Endings”: a section I really like

Josh, Rachel, Savannah, and Joda developed text and movement solos a few weeks ago that we’ve been using in a quartet. Each time I watch this section, I think: I love this part. And then I think: why? Because it’s weird…is that an answer? I like that the dancers speak to each other, that the […]

“Endings”: Emma and Joda

Emma and Joda both developed solo material based on two familiar themes: Emma took “buddy comedy,” and Joda took “star-crossed lovers story.” (You can see their solos as solos here.) Shortly after they created the material, I had Emma find moments to take herself off the vertical and suspend certain material. Joda played with timing […]

Endings to dances

This evening, we developed endings to dances, and talked about the kinds of endings you can make in dance that you can’t make in film or books. And movie or book endings that we don’t often see in dance. Here is a tiny video of the dancers working on making endings: http://i.instagram.com/p/qc1Q3HAErg/ We made a […]