It’s crazy to think that I’ve already gone to my last first football game, performed in my first show of the school year and started rehearsals for my final Dance Downtown. When everyone got back to campus I actually felt old. I was walking through a sea of 18 year olds with their families and I was just in awe of the simple fact that I was in their shoes three years ago. It’s hard to see it when it’s […]
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 […]
I was just sitting in my room listening to the soothing sounds of Lianne La Havas on Spotify and I felt so… happy and carefree. Ever catch yourself just sitting alone and smiling at nothing in particular? I’ve been doing it a lot lately and honestly, it feels a little crazy. Four years ago I was one of the most pessimistic people you could be and still have friends. I thought I was on the borderline of realism but in […]
What felt like the perfect ending to my sophomore year just so happened to be my second-year Arts Scholars project. This past Thursday, a few dance majors had a meeting of the minds with a musician and a videographer to create a fun, experimental improv session.
We slaved away in a studio for hours upon hours, indulging ourselves in a single piece, pounding our blood, sweat, and tears into the floor. We stressed over counts and formations. We danced through injuries and cast changes. We pushed through the yelling but we also laughed ourselves to tears. We joked and smiled through it all… most of it anyway. We did all of this for a mere 7 minutes on stage. A semester of hard work, done in […]
A semester and a half into freshman year and I have already be introduced to so many great things! From running this blog and photoshop to dance films and documentaries, things have really been layering up outside of the studio.