Monday, September 27, 2010

Flash Mob turns Dance Film

Last week, I was at Columbia College in SC doing a residency at the dance department. We did a flash mob, then turned the wonky footage into a dance film. The students did all the hands-on editing....I was there to support them. Here's what we made!

PS- I am still accepting ACTIONS and BODY PARTS. They will be sting together in rehearsal this week.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Gimme some of your moves!

This week's rehearsal was hard....yes, physically hard, but more so mentally/emotionally hard.

I'm feeling stuck. I can't seem to remember movement material after improvising.

So, I would like to ask for YOUR help.

Below in the comments area, please submit an ACTION (throw, jump, drop, roll, etc.) and SPECIFIC BODY PART (right elbow, left knee, upper right scapula, etc.). I am going to compile these actions/body parts into a movement phrase for next week.

See ya!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Week 2 Solo Mania

I'm still playing catch up on videos. This was actually last week....but you get the idea.

In this rehearsal, I started with a movement phrase that I already knew. It was one I created for another dance and felt very natural/easy to do. From there, I messed it all up. I took the original phrase, broke it down piece by piece, and basically made myself stop and investigate my choices. Whichever direction felt comfortable, I went the opposite. If my momentum was going one way, I tried to go the other.

It was a little wild at first...this video is pretty tame and slow because it's at the end of rehearsal and I was pooped.

In the end, the new phrase was short, but had a lot of interesting moments for me and helped me find new movement possibilities.

See ya next time!


Saturday, September 11, 2010

I'm back!

I just finished my M.F.A. a couple months ago. I’m co-running Big Rig Dance Collective....but it gets lonely since my fellow Big Riggers are still finishing grad school.

So what’s a lonely little dancer to do?

Make a solo.

Here’s week 1.....starting from scratch.