Tag Archives: weight studies

“Now is a good time to wait for you”

This semester, I’ve been documenting the process of creating a duet with Daniel Diller and Kat Sauma. We began work in late October, and we showed our duet in the department’s end-of-the-semester “informance” last week. This duet began as a solo that I created on myself in Bebe Miller’s Weight Studies class. (Side note: I […]

Dances before dances 2: annotated

I started capturing the dances emerging around me this fall at OSU on my iPhone. I’m always looking for dances, which I define broadly as the relationship between bodies and objects in space.  (When you think of dance that way, you’ll start to see it everywhere, too.) As a high school student, I began to […]

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 […]

Process: a new duet!

Last week, I started a new duet on dance majors Daniel Diller (junior) and Kat Sauma (senior). I met both of them at Bates Dance Festival in 2012, and I’m really happy now to dance alongside them in OSU’s dance department. I began the rehearsal by teaching them some phrase material that I pulled from […]

Comp study #3: Final

The final for Bebe’s weight studies class was about incorporating what we’d learned from the class into one final work. So, I decided that I would completely abandon my old ways of working, and just try to work in the new ways I’d learned from class, the most exciting of which was this way of […]

Comp study #2: drive (final)

In late September, I showed this draft of my “drive” study during Bebe’s Weight Studies class. This study represents more of what I am calling an “attitudinal drive”, meaning that the desire to “go go go” is present, even when the “go go go” itself is not. This might be grad school nonsense, but I’m […]

Back to Comp Study #1

A few weeks ago, we showed the final draft of our first comp study. You can watch mine below. For this study, our task was to focus on weight: choreograph the weight, follow the weight, let the weight create the meaning. Allowing the dance tell the story, not the text or the character of the […]