Composition Study 4

Our most recent compositional study was to create a site specific work.  Out of curiosity as to whether or not I could fit into a dryer, I chose to compose my study in the laundry room of my dorm. The only thing I ever do in a laundry room is laundry, so the movement that…

NDA Nationals 2016

This past week I had the most amazing and intense experience of representing my school at NDA Nationals.  As a part of The Club Dance Team at Ohio State my team and I flew down to Daytona, Florida to compete in the Jazz Division 1A category.  For a team that had been together only two…

Composition Study 3

I recently had a major breakthrough when it comes to composition: I am now actually curious about exploring movement.  Before I just survived improvisation; I didn’t enjoy it.  However, all of a sudden I am interested in investigating what different ways my body can move. For this study, we were first told to independently come…

Composition Study 2

Our latest studies in composition have had us finding inspiration for movement in artwork.  Specifically we have analyzed abstract paintings, sculptures, and portraits.  Abstract paintings for me translate to literal, descriptive movement that follows the colors and lines of the painting.  Sculptures are easier to draw movement from because they are three-dimensional and therefore closer…

Head to Toe and Life to Death

When Sofie told us we could create documentaries on anything we wanted, I immediately knew that I wanted to do mine on fascia.  I am taking Kinesiology this semester and it has become my newest obsession.  Fascia is a connective tissue much like tendons and ligaments are connective tissues, but fascia is much more extensive. …

What do I desire?

The documentary film What do I desire? by Naseh Jrab already has a powerful message that I strongly identify with, but the way the documentary was created made the message even more powerful. What do I desire? is an inspirational documentary that urges children to follow their dreams and to forget about the money and…

generic dance film

The only other time I have beeAnthony Milian.  However for his film I was just the dancer in front of the camera, this time I got to also be the videographer behind the camera. For generic dance film, I didn’t focus on any fancy locations or intricate choreography.  Since this was my first experience in…

Josh’s Jazz Class

Josh Manculich’s jazz class gives me life.  At 5:20 on Tuesdays and Thursdays I have already been to three dance classes and I am exhausted, but as soon as the warm up music starts I have all the energy in the world for class. We do an even amount of contemporary jazz and musical theatre,…

Composition Study 1

Our first exploration into composition brought us into contact with the idea of moving with the seven fluid systems of the body.  The seven fluids are the synovial system, the lymph system, the arterial system, the venal system, the interstitial system, the cerebrospinal system, and the cellular system and each has a distinct quality of…

Benevolence

For the Winter Concert I have the amazing experience of dancing in Benevolence, a piece choreographed and set on the OSU dance department by Chien-Ying Wang.  Benevolence is a dance about human experience and working through upheavals as a community.  While the dance is technically challenging, the emotion of the piece is what makes it…

Analyzing Dance for Camera

While learning about dance for camera, I watched the dance film Reines d’un jour (Queens for a Day) by Pascal Magnin of Switzerland.  Analyzing the contrasts in shots, variation of angles, and how emotion was added illuminated aspects of dance film that will be useful when filming and creating my own work. Contrasts in the…