Intermedia Experience

As Autumn 2017 comes to a close, I sit down to reflect on the unique composition course I had the fortune to take this semester. Intermedia in dance proved to be an experience unlike anything I could have expected, and unlike any other. I feel incredibly fortunate to attend an establishment with unique tools such…

Composition and Life Context

Composition has always been a bit of a “comfort zone” course for me. I lack confidence in so many areas as a dancer and artist, but I can always confirm with myself that I make decent work in composition. I noticed recently two stipulations of this. Firstly, it’s been made very clear to me that…

“Where I Am Is What I Need”

New year, new adventures, new outlook… while I’m half way through my undergraduate career, I can’t help but feel that I am at a precipice in my life. An important turning point. But as I embark on fall semester madness, incredible reparatory, and new possibilities, I reflect on one of the better experiences of my…

Shaking Our Ischial Tuberosities

  Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of dancing and performing with students from Mason Gross School of the Arts and working professionals in NYC to create a fun yoga-inspired dance for the NYC Om Factory’s 2017 Summer Solstice party! Working with these incredible people that I get to spend everyday digging deep into…

Prequel: Self Study

Chapter 2, Text 17 of the Bhagavad-gītā states: “One who is, however, taking pleasure in the self, who is illuminated in the self, who rejoices in and is satisfied with the self only, fully satiated – for him there is no duty”. Give or take some yogic context as well as the fact that this…

Blue No w here

It was a pleasure to perform in Fenella Kennedy’s original work, Blue No w Here, in Columbus’s 10 Tiny Dances on March 17 and 18. Through a process inspired by dancers’ improv and generation, Blue No w here became a communal work about the communal impacts of technology. I felt that rather than dancing to…

Group Forms: Work and Reflection

Composition classes are a great space for personal growth. I took Group Forms in the hope that I would become more proficient and translating my artistic aesthetic onto larger groups of people. I found that I gained a lot of skills I didn’t expect such as being able to work better in collaboration with other…

My 2nd Year at OSU: A Melodrama

Sophomore year didn’t end with a bang. My second year at OSU was one Big Bang that’s ending with a nice fizzle. Freshman year was an easy reflection. Thanks friends, thanks family, etc. The usual narrative. This year ran a lot deeper than that. My second hear at OSU has easily been the densest of…

TNT (Today Not Tomorrow)

TNT (Today Not Tomorrow) is a dance film I created for Mitchell Rose’s Dance Film I course here in the OSU Department of Dance. This work is inspired by the theoretical concept of rebuilding, specifically after World War II. It explores the emotional grit and destruction of humanity, coupled with an ever progressing lack of…