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Glamour Project Images

May 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Images from my upcoming performance work BREED (aka Glamour Project) which focuses on notions of superficiality and hyperfeminisim.

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Showing

December 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Below is the final showing for group forms of my work entitled “I’ve Gathered Among Us”. The piece will continue to tackle my choreographic tendencies as well as the manners in which I design a process.

http://www.vimeo.com/17527382

Categories: Choreography, Gathering

Text and Movement

December 9, 2010 Leave a comment

The clip below is an effort to examine a relationship between text and movement. More importantly, can text just become part of the sound score and not carry such informational weight?

http://www.vimeo.com/17618727

Categories: Choreography, Gathering

Assumptions

December 9, 2010 Leave a comment

A main concern that arose in class was around the term, assumption. What are the assumptions that we make as a choreographer? I think the assumptions we choose (or unconciously choose) play a heavy part in how the viewer experiences the work. Also, there is also the point of the view of the viewer, and the assumptions that he/she chooses (or unconciously chooses) to bring into the experience. John Berger’s “Ways of Seeing” tries to give insight in ways to experience art from another viewpoint/perspective.

In class, we worked on veiwing structures from a different lens by trying to minimize our assumptions as viewers. For the course I generated a structure where the viewer was standing close and above the performers. That spatial tension generated a new experience in how a dance could perceived. That tension is something that I’m continually interested in as a choreographer.

 

Categories: Choreography, Gathering

Locating Tendencies

December 9, 2010 Leave a comment

When working within this proces, I came to a point where I was noticing tendencies in how I operate within a rehearsal process as well as my choreographic tendencies:

1. Interested in community building- understanding that the manner in which I’m attempting to speak in my rehearsals is an effort in trying to a build sense of cohension as an ensemble.

2. Non-linerar- understanding that I’m more interested in generating ideas and locating a throughline, than generating a work from start to finish.

3. Spatial concern- because of my interest in generating work in a non-linear manner, I feel that my attention to space becomes minimal.

 

Categories: Choreography, Gathering

Intuition/Objectivity/Good/Bad

December 9, 2010 Leave a comment

During class, we discussed  Tere O’Connor and Headlong Dance Theater’s  idea of choreographic intuition in relation to objectivity. As a result, a discussion about the good/bad paradigm erupted for myself. The material in which a choreographer generates and locates as “bad” can be indentifiable as “good” if presented through a different lens. By lens I’m meaning the manners in which choreographers manipulate material (spatial changes for example).

Within this class I became interested in the amount of time it takes for a choreographer to look at their work objectively. There has to be a moment within a process where that shift occurs and I’m curious that if the choreographer changes that point within their process, how would that effect there perspective on what is “good” and what is “bad”

 

Categories: Choreography, Gathering

Bringing it Back– What a Quarter!

June 17, 2010 2 comments

It seems as if Spring Quarter had taken me by the reigns, preventing me from spending the time that I should’ve spent on this blog. Now that it’s summer I can reflect back on the experiences in which I had with “Chalk Boundaries,” as well as move forward and talk about my upcomng projects: SHAME and The Glamour Project. I’m excited for what this summer holds for me, especially since I will be attending the Bates Dance Festival.

Speaking of the past, I never posted this. Below is footage of the Wexner Event showing of “Chalk Boundaries”  as a work in progress with the all male cast.