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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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New Videodance Project- GLAMOUR PROJECT

March 2, 2010 Leave a comment

I’m doing it! My first videodance.

The concept will be around the idea of the glamorized body.

Inspired by Lady Gaga, Fever Ray, Marylyn Monroe, addictions.

Working with three beautiful dancers.

More to come on this project 🙂

“Chalk Boundaries” Female Cast- Phrase Foundation

February 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Below is a clip of a phrase that I’m beginning to work on for the female cast of “Chalk Boundaries”. Like most phrases that I create, I begin with a foundation and continue to build, finding the nuances and details that I enjoy so much. I’m excited to see what quality the female cast will bring to the idea of masculinity. A question that is beginning to rattle my brain is “where on earth am I going to perform this?” The OSU Dance department has a Spring Concert in which I could adjudicate the work, but I feel this work being longer than just 8-9 minutes. There is so much to develop, think about, explore; I would feel guilty if I didn’t take the oppourtunity that I have now to continue.

The Performance Jitters

February 7, 2010 Leave a comment

In a couple of hours I will be showing my work-in-progress, “Chalk Boundaries” at the Wexner Center for the Arts. I have no idea how many people will show up. I have no clue how people will respond. I don’t even know if people know how to get to the Mershon. But, will all these worries and with my nerves exponentially at its peak, I’m still very at ease because what I’m thinking about most is the past 5 weeks  and how thus far it has been such an eye opening experience; teaching me to understand my values in choreography and also the importance for me to maintain a dialogue with my dancers. I realized that I can never be the choreographer that never asks the performers their opinions, thoughts, or ideas. I realize that I have a tendency to let context and movement have a ongoing battle in my process. I’ve learned that I’m learning and that my fear of staying stagnant is no longer a fear.

I always get like this before every performance, very trance like. I’ll post again after the performances later tonight.

Oh Dance…

What Comes First: Context or Movement?

November 16, 2009 3 comments

One of the things that I’m trying to find for myself as an outcome of this process is what I would like to generate first: the context or the movement. Some rehearsals I come in with a very set idea of what I want the movement to mean and other days we set movement and then layer on a contextual meaning. To be honest, I’m not really digging either approach. What I find most intriguing and promising is when movement is created without having some later application of meaning. Why should every movement mean something anyways? I don’t want every movement to answer why for the viewer. I want movements to generate images that generates moments in time that generates an experience (gotta love those run ons).

What I’m discovering is that I’m enjoying creating moments in time. Moments that are loaded with contextual meanings of their own right, they may share a common theme but are not generating a narrative. I think this growing interest is a result of my recent appreciation for Tere O’Connor’s work. I’m beginning to become  interested in the architecture of these moments that are being created in this process and  I’m excited to discover interesting ways of framing them in the dance.

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Choreography and I

October 31, 2009 1 comment

I’m in love with movement but choreography and I are having a tough time getting along. Movement for me is calm, understanding, and very easy going. While choreography is complexed, layered, moody, frustrating, and bitchy. This is why this blog is being created. It will help me deal with my anxieties as a choreographer as well as manage my problems that develop when I choreograph. This blog will help choreography and I get a better understanding of one another, so maybe by the end, I can slip into yet another identity: choreographer.

Movement and movements are my concern. I believe a moving body can generate, well, movements. Those movements can be political, personal, sexual, etc. I create work to generate movements. Now, this might sound rather smug of me -“I can change the world through dance”- but I do believe that the body is capable of articulating things that words can’t really express completely. I find that fascinating and is probably one of the main reasons that I continue to dance/choreograph.

Oh dance….

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