Over a year ago, Gerry Timm, a retired medical engineering professor and dance lover, gathered a choreographer, composer and dancers to create an evening of movement, music and media. I will be dancing along side Tazz Germaine Lindsay, Leslie O’Neill, Doug Hooker, Rachel Clark, and Gerry himself. Choreography is by Paula Mann and sounds design is…
Iowa International ScreenDance Festival (April 28-29, 2018)
I’m pleased to announce that pour la liberté has been selected into the Iowa International ScreenDance Festival and will be screened April 28-29 in Iowa City! The Iowa International ScreenDance Festival is part of the 12th Iowa Dance Festival. The festival presents a curated program of short films, selected from over 100 entries from 25 different countries….
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!
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!
Not All Diasporas Are Created Equal: The Lebanese Diaspora’s Confinement to Oriental Dance (July 5-8, 2018 in Valletta, Malta)
With funding from the Student Funding Initiative and the Arts and Humanities Small Grants, I am excited to announce that I’ll be presenting my paper, “Not All Diasporas Are Created Equal: The Lebanese Diaspora’s Confinement to Oriental Dance” at the Dance Studies Association conference in Valletta, Malta in July! In this paper, I illuminate a…
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…