Let’s get candid about my senior project. Over the course of the past five or so months, I’ve been asked to talk to numerous people about my senior project. Groups of people ranging from auditionees to faculty have heard me talk about the work I aim to create, why I’m creating the work, and how I got to this idea. I’ve written numerous grants, abstracts, and journal entries about this work and why it’s important to me and to the […]
Imagine sitting in the audience before a show listening to typical pre-show audience chatter amongst viewers. Surrounded by empty seats since opening night is on a Thursday, but it’s better this way… nobody to notice your shaking and shallow breathing. The house lights dim, the universal signal the show is about to begin, and suddenly your body has been depleted all of all oxygen. Even though your piece isn’t until the end of the second act, from the moment the show begins […]
When classes started in August, Susan Hadley asked the class what we wanted to get out of composition this semester. There was a long list of things ranging from being comfortable creating and presenting our work, to learning how to structure dances. One of the big things everyone agreed on was learning how to create and coach dancers on the spot, so that became one of our in-class assignments.