Portal’s Edge

We took some of the phrase material from Rupture Front unto the mud, and made a dance film that stands alone. Thank again to Abby Koskinas and Sydney Samson, for their eagerness to try anything!  

Two Video

Claire Melbourne and I had a lot of fun dancing Two by Katherine Moore.

Rupture Front Video

Abby Koskinas, Sydney Samson and I proudly showed Rupture Front last weekend. According to the United States Geological Survey, a Rupture Front is “the instantaneous boundary between slipping and locked parts of a fault during and earthquake.”While creating this duet, I pondered the edges of female identity. Does identifying as female define me? Am I supposed to fit…

Ohio Shorts (April 28, 2018)

pour la liberté has been selected for the Ohio Shorts at the Wexner Center for the Arts on April 28th! Tickets are only $5. It sells out, so get your ticket early!

pour la liberté

I finished my latest dance film, pour la liberté, this week. Check it out below and leave me a comment to let me know what you think! (note: there is some nudity)

Intermedia: Who Has Control?

“Writing in 1966, the American artist, poet and publisher Dick Higgins looked back on recent developments in art and, challenging the legacy of abstraction and expressionism…, noted the emergence during the same period of what he called ‘intermedia’ art, a hybrid form that involved ‘the dialectic between media’, and that was the result of keeping…

Salsa’s Sexuality: Rooted in Racism

This paper reflects my research from before grad school, but it feels relevant to my current research of power structures and stereotypes. Salsa is raging with popularity throughout the world, from Harlem to Bangladesh, people meet, join in rhythm, and dance the night away. Yet, this energetic, enthralling form of dance is often misunderstood and…

Cross-Viewing Audiences Allowed Some Others In

In an effort to understand the American identity and Other identities during the modern era, I have been researching the experiences of two choreographers who are in the modern dance canon against the experiences of Lebanese American immigrants. Here are some of my findings so far. (Note that I have included my entire works cited…

Rupture Front (April 5-7, 2018)

3/30/17 update: The OSU Spring Concert is next weekend, and I’m excited to share Rupture Front. This Duet explores slipping and locked boundaries of identity, and wonders what erupts through the cracks in our crust. According to the United States Geological Survey, a Rupture Front is “the instantaneous boundary between the slipping and locked parts of a fault during…