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 […]
This semester I decided that I really wanted to get a better grip on the technology and behind the scenes production element that dance has to offer. In addition to Sound Design, Lighting, and Video Production, this semester I am taking Intermedia with Norah Zuniga-Shaw. I wanted to take this class because it sounded like the beginning of my end goal–what other aspects of the dance world can keep me involved without “performing” per say? There are readings and viewings […]
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 […]
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.