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…

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…

Preserved, Revered, in Whole

The act of art making is intensely and inherently vulnerable… what else is new. You take some of the deepest bits of your soul and put it in a glass box, or in our case a black box, for people to experience, question, indulge in, judge, fall in love with, or worse, walk away utterly…

“Tif”: Composition II Final

For my final for Composition II, I decided to undertake a task much more difficult than any I have in this class all semester. I decided to create work for another person’s body. Working with the conceptual brain child of myself and Kat Sprudzs, I endeavored to make a work to be on and for Kat.…

Silent Duet

This assignment was quick but definitely not simple. In Comp class last week we were instructed to make 30 seconds of choreography. No other prompt. After a few minutes we were randomly paired with another student in the class and were told to compile our work into one unified composition. The trick was, we had…