A truth that eludes even the face

We were asked, today, to embody the narratives we had created to contextualize the movement of Sokolow’s Daydreams. After performing the piece once for our instructor, she questioned our motive. Our embodiment of… Continue reading

The limitation of words

Today, in rehearsal, we were prompted to create personal narratives in fit the choreography of Daydreams. We’ve embodied the initial steps, but the movement remains lifeless. Stale. So each of us grabbed a… Continue reading

Keeping it fresh

When I first found out that I would be a part of this amazing project to tour China, I started thinking about all the new experiences I would have. My first 13+ hour… Continue reading

Yvonne Rainer’s “No Manifesto”

Yvonne Rainer’s choreography assumed an immense shift in the realm of 1960s American dance in its effort to explore neutrality rather than expressivity. Rejecting any intention to impose drama or adorn embellishment on… Continue reading

Enjoyment in the doing: Yvonne Rainer’s Chair Pillow

There is nothing extravagant about Yvonne Rainer’s Chair Pillow. No high legs or triple pirouettes.  No embellishment or stylization. Importance is allotted in the task and the task alone. The piece requires but three… Continue reading

Vulnerability v. Strength

Although we have been rehearsing “O Mortal” as a company, today I was asked by our instructor, the Chair of OSU’s Department of Dance, to perform it as a solo.  Unfortunately, in my… Continue reading

A Study in Speed

Often, we discern speed as a manifestation of duality. An association of action.  Slow pervades a perception of reduced intensity.  A less active approach to work, slow seems easily observed as synonymous with… Continue reading

Introduction

Welcome to the manifestation of our creative research as both college students and aspiring artists. As journalism and dance majors at Ohio State University, much of our interest inhabits the communicative capacity and… Continue reading

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