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…

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…

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…

Laban Writer: My Experience in Analysis Class

  Analysis is an infamous fact of The Ohio State University. It’s a complicated subject that I found myself having a powerful love/hate relationship with. From 3-5pm in a small studio with burning fluorescent lights, coupled with reading tedious scores, makes for a mentally and physically exhausting four hours of me week. My feelings vacillated…

Composition II: A Reflection

Composition is a difficult class to take for everyone. For people that hate to create movement, it’s a constant struggle and negotiation with oneself, the assignment, and the teacher. For the people that love to generate work, it can become plain frustrating. I identify as the latter. Nevertheless, one has to learn to take the…

An Exercise in Vulnerability

Some moderately pretentious musings as I found myself having a bit of an emotional connection to this shoot: I believe that below the surface level of the reality we perceive exists hundreds of thousands of energies. These energies course through us, no mater who we are or how in touch with them we are, and…