Warning: This is a rather lengthy post but it is so, so worth it. It’s been about a two months since we returned to Columbus from Salvador, Bahia. In that time I’ve completed my third year of undergrad and jumpstarted my senior project… my senior project. Already. We stepped foot onto campus at a time that shows no mercy—the end of the semester—and with that said, I hadn’t been able to write about the most momentous experience of my life thus […]
(Gotta love the pun in the title, amiright?) This school year I have had the pleasure of working with Christine Ghinder again for her senior thesis project. I cannot truly describe the evolution of the piece since we began in August/September but it has been a crazy, fun roller coaster ride! “Prism” was a work that aimed to address the intersectionality between dance, music and visual art (painting in this case). What started as a very abstract project became something to […]
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.
Work hard for weeks. Learn from a newly concussed choreographer. Adapt to cast changes. The cast of “New Lucy” is quite the unique one. From our choreographer to our cast members, we all have that certain element super weird that makes us mesh together so perfectly.