And I Go On

Embedded below is the final study that I choreographed for my Dance Composition II class. In this study, I decided to set a limitation by only allowing myself to use the diagonal of the studio to create movement. You will notice that the soloist, Brianna Rhodes, travels down the diagonal for the entirety of the…

Reflections

This semester has brought me many new opportunities, discoveries and learning experiences all around.  Many of those new experiences and discoveries came directly from this composition class. With each class I attended and each study I choreographed, I felt myself slowly transforming. All of the studies I made, combined with all of the choreographic tools…

Personal Movement Attention

This semester has been full of new experiences and discoveries for me as a mover. One of those many new self discoveries I made was realizing what my tendencies are in generating, learning and analyzing movement. Below, I have posted an earlier assignment in which I critically analyze my tendencies as a mover. I wrote…

Global Dance Community

About two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing OSU alumni Erin Carlisle Norton, alongside my classmate and friend Kelsey Kempner, for our Global Dance Community project. Erin grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she began her formal dance training at a young age. After training at various academies and studios in Pittsburgh, she…

Creating my first dance film

When I first heard that we were going to be creating dance films, I was nothing short of terrified, stressed and nervous. I have never had any sort of experience with making films before and I was quite anxious about how I was to go about making one. This particular assignment was not too tightly structured,…

Moving Space

During the final two weeks of our freshmen seminar course, we were tasked with the moving space project. This project prompted us to split into groups of four or five, pick an area within the building Sullivant Hall, and create about two minutes of movement that we felt best fit our location. My group chose…

Music & Sound

Over the past month, the freshmen class has been given the amazing opportunity to work with Elijah Aaron in our seminar class. Elijah is extremely talented when it comes to music and writing/covering songs. He introduced us to the software GarageBand, which is essentially an online music studio built into mac computers and laptops. There…

Successes and Challenges

As I make my way through the first semester of my freshman year, I find myself growing as a dancer on a daily basis. There is so much to take in and I am surrounded by such talented peers and instructors. It is truly a blessing. I came into this program with a pretty good…

Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, Nobody…

As it turns out, the words everybody, somebody, anybody and nobody are more closely related than most people may realize. Generally, people tend to use these words somewhat interchangeably without giving their individual meanings much thought at all. However, they are all interdependent upon each other to derive their own meanings. Everybody and nobody are…