Analysis Study 1

Dance Analysis has so far been a struggle for me this semester.  The concepts seem very vague and subjective, and my brain tends to work in concrete facts.  However, in our first study, the Body Articulation Duet, the concepts started to become clearer.  With a partner, we were to create a short movement phrase that…

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…

Body Connectivity

After focusing on our body and how it moves in its own space, we have now moved on in class to discussing how our body’s movement expands into our environment and other’s spaces. Essential to this discussion is the body in relation to time, space, dynamics, and other bodies. Timing is essential to dance, even…

Moving Space

For our final project for Freshman Seminar, we were assigned to create movement in an urban, everyday space. This was challenging in that I am used to dancing in a studio space, but also interesting because dancing in a different space inspired a very different kind of movement. My group chose our location to be…

V = L x W x H

The inspiration for this piece evolved from investigating how the dancers could move into and out of an urban area. Following the grid of the windows and the lines of the concrete ramp outside, the dancers move through the length, width, and height of the space to fill out its volume. The window is simply…