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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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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.

Motion Control

March 2, 2010 1 comment

The videodance below is entitled “Motion Control” and I’m absolutely in love with it. The soundscore alone is mesmerizing. Enjoy!

Also, I really appreciated the ending credits when they give you a glimpse of the equipment and techniques used to create this film.

Created by Liz Aggiss, Billy Cowie, and David Anderson

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” Rehearsal Footage- GIRL!

January 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Today in rehearsal Eric had to leave early so I asked Rashana to fill in for him while we worked on this new section. The clip below is the beginning of the new section and it’s interesting how the tone changed in the studio when we did this section. The uncertainty of being offensive was apparent in everyone yet, the energy didn’t turn negative, just inquisitive. What came across my mind was how do bodies approach the gender that they don’t claim as their own? Especially if they’re attracted to them? This section is clearly a stereotypical depiction of one way, but it would be nice to continue to explore that idea more in the work.

“Chalk Boundaries” will be performed as a work in progress, Sunday, Feb. 7th on the Mershon Stage (Wexner Center for the Arts) at 1:30pm and 2:30pm.


Phrase Comparison

January 16, 2010 1 comment

Below is a clip of a phrase that I taught to my all male, and all female casts. It’s interesting how bodies deal with momentum and weight differently, regardless of gender affiliation. Also,  notice how each cast emphasized particular movements, particularly the jump. I’m not stating that all male dancers move alike and all female dancers move alike; it is not my objective to generate a commonality among male and female bodies. Instead, I’m interested in the choreographic atmosphere that is formed when you separate genders in a process, while maintaining the same material, and how movement can have different connotations on male and female bodies.

Rashana Smith, a fellow MFA student,  is doing an independent study regarding gender in choreography and is participating in the all male cast rehearsals for her research. Check out her link for more info on her approach and experiences in the process.

Below is a clip of both casts learning the material the for the first time.

Buddy, New Title, and Rehearsal Footage

January 16, 2010 Leave a comment

I have a new working title for my Buddy project,  “Chalk Boundaries”. I enjoy this title more because it resonates my idea that masculinity and femininity are terms that set up social guidelines for how people interact. I’m interested in toying with those guidelines through movement and through this work, show the many shades that these terms have.

This work will be performed as a work in progress, Sunday, Feb. 7th on the Mershon Stage (Wexner Center for the Arts) at 1:30pm and 2:30pm.

Below is a clip of rehearsal with the all male cast.