Movement Workshops: Changchun University

It was very much our responsibility, as performers throughout the rehearsal process, to work to create and practice movement exercises that would manifest as moments of research and cultural exchange. Through the methodology… Continue reading


  China was an absolutely incredible, indescribable experience. I have fallen in love with dance, and overwhelmingly, life, again. What a refreshing lesson in exchange, adaptation, and exploration. Our time in China was… Continue reading

Research Presentation Excerpts

Some excerpts from my most recent research presentation… Background and Preparation: Subsequent to a selection process, a contingent of OSU students and faculty gained the opportunity to travel to China through a cultural… Continue reading

An Indescribable Experience

 As for our time in China thus far…I think I can speak for all of the dancers when I state that this experience has exceeded our most imagined expectations. As a company representing… Continue reading

Traveling Across the Globe

As I sit on this tortuously long airplane ride, I am reminded of the imagery we often utilize in class to find our individually correct spinal alignment in imagining the back being supported… Continue reading

Research Statement

The Communicative Body: The Language of Dance and Its Impact on Cross-Cultural Understanding Mission: The innate conversational power of the body is often misperceived as inconsequential in comparison to the extensive weight we… Continue reading

How to be a tourist 101

We arrived to Beijing yesterday afternoon, feeling groggy and disgusting after sitting in the same seat for practically half a day. As we left the airport, we were welcomed by relatively clear skies. Our hotel… Continue reading

The trek begins…

  One hour long flight to Detroit complete, one 13 hour flight to Beijing still to go. Technically we’ve just started our trip, but it feels like we have been slowly starting our… Continue reading

This “Thing” That We Do…

In attempting to communicate my connection to dance, I find the word passion to be one of stringent inadequacy.  Passion is often defined as an overwhelming inclination or emotion toward a specific thing. … Continue reading

Exposing the Effort

As one of the eight pieces in the extent of the China repertory, we are working with Abby Zibikowski.  View her most recent work, Brute Force in Ohio State University’s Dance Department performance Dance Downtown… Continue reading

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