Tag Archives: OSU

One second later

It’s amazing how quickly time goes by in an MFA program. I’m heading into my final semesterĀ of the MFA in Dance at The Ohio State University and I’ll graduate in early May. Between preparing for my MFA project (presented at Urban Arts Space just a few weeks ago) and looking for jobs, I knew that […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

MFA: Year 2

We’ve been in school for two weeks now at OSU, and I’m finding the second year of the MFA program to be wildly different from the first. Namely, I know people here now, and I know what the arc of a semester and year is like, so I can actually focus on learning and deepening […]

Process: second rehearsal + retrograde

Kat, Daniel and I met again this week to work on the duet we started two weeks ago. I spent some solo time in the studio prior to our meeting retrograding the base phrase I taught them from the solo I developed in Weight Studies this semester. Usually, retrograding is a task I would be […]

Grad school words

These words are certainly not exclusive to a graduate program in dance, but they do come up a lot in my readings and class discussions. I asked some of the other MFA candidates at OSU to share with me their favorite “grad school words,” and this is the list we generated. Although I certainly do […]