In this short film, the idea of social stereotypes is explored through interactions within a confined space. The addition and subtraction of bodies qualifies as site-specific work because each body is finding new ways to utilize the allocated space in and around other people. The characters of this story experience the everyday interactions that are … Continue reading Bodies In and Out of Space
For the past couple weeks, we have been working with Elijah Palnik (check out his incredible TEDTalk here), the music director here at the Department of Dance. We’ve been exploring and learning Garageband, as well as some basic sound design. Having never played an instrument or had any sort of formal music training, I was … Continue reading Garageband
On November 13th and 14th at the Capital Theatre at 8pm, I’ll be performing a piece by Bebe Miller titled “Events and Other So-Called Virtues”. We’ve been rehearsing four times a week since the second week of classes and it has honestly been an amazing process. I cannot wait to finally get to perform the … Continue reading Dance Downtown ’15
If you hadn’t heard of the Book of Judith before you came across this post, don’t feel bad. Her tale was a new one to me as well. The Book of Judith is a deuterocanonical bible story included in some versions of the Old Testament, but not much else. It’s been accepted not as a … Continue reading Judith
In the middle of making a flash-card set for my Gender, Sex, and Power midterm, I came to the term “homosexuality.” In a list of words like “heteropatriarchy” and “conferred dominance” I expected “homosexuality” to be one that was easily defined, right? homosexuality: being attracted to or aroused by the same sex But then I … Continue reading androphilia and gynephilia
Each word is made of two parts. But are the beginnings prefixes that define “body”? or does “body” act as a suffix, somehow further modifying each new prefix? “Nobody” is so absolute, completely exclusive. “Everybody” lies on the other end of the spectrum; it’s the very definition of inclusion. “Somebody” and “anybody” lay somewhere in … Continue reading everybody. somebody. anybody. nobody.