It’s been almost five months since I’ve had the courage to sit here and write. My last update was supposedly an epiphany that was going to rock my world and change the game. Let me be frank: it changed nothing. After publishing my last post, I went on to work on my first big project. In January, I premiered a dance film entirely co-created by myself and Talia Koylass entitled WHITE NOISE. In three months we choreographed, rehearsed, shot, directed, […]
I’ve been a dancer my whole life. It’s something I grew up with and something I grew into. Sharing that aspect of my life almost feels natural at this point. After 10+ years of performance I’ve become accustomed to sharing movement thoughts and ideas openly, exploring, playing, and just being under the scope of an audience (whoever they may be). There are definitely times where I feel less confident in what I’m sharing than others. There are also times when […]
Feeling successful in Composition may be one of the most satisfying feelings I’ve felt this semester. I don’t measure success by the completion of an assignment, I instead feel most successful when I feel as if I’m making strides toward my personal goal as an artist and a person at this point: find my niche and become completely comfortable with myself and my work.
In the past weeks I have been lucky enough to interact with dancers on many different levels on this journey through the industry. From taking classes, formally interviewing, and having casual conversation with dancers from all walks of life from all over the world, I have developed a new concept of this dance community: personal growth.