Reflection on Rosas Danst Rosas: Moving through Movable Space

I have a great appreciation for both dance designed for stage and dance designed for camera, and while the two revolve around movement and relationship between body and space, I have come to the realization that the two are completely different animals. When one creates a piece of choreography for stage, they consider how the dance…

Stairwork: Moving Space Project

In Freshman Seminar, many of our assignments and projects incorporate multiple elements beyond the basic purpose to practice learned material. Whether developing skills in time-management, communication, or production skills, we were constantly multitasking in order to present a suitable final product. In our assignment for Moving Space, this concept of combining new information with work…

Making Music for Dance: Conquering GarageBand

Music and dance have always been inevitably linked in my world. Although I enjoy choreographing to words and ideas, musicality is almost always the most pleasing element in performance to my specific eyes and ears. I do not believe that music shapes dance, but I do believe that it compliments it. Music helps establish mood…

Understudy Understood: My Role as a Cover in Dance Downtown

Early this semester, I was cast as an understudy in Doug Verone’s “Of the Earth Far Below.” The piece was to be set on a cast of eight dancers (and four understudies) by the dance program’s current visiting artist, Eddie Taketa. From the beginning, I was thrilled to be cast, understudy or not. Working with…

Pronoun Reflection

Pronouns are very important to rhetoric and connotation in the English language. Although many argumentative writers who discuss the meaning of words at length bring up the pronoun “we” vs. “you” or “me”, there is also an interesting discussion behind the words “everybody”, “anybody”, “nobody”, and “somebody.” Although we use each word casually in everyday…