It’s Been Too Long

It has been too long since I have posted anything! I am in the midst of finishing my applications for grad school and can not wait to report back. I am also excited to say that I am working with Shay Ishii Dance Company this year as they perform an Erick Hawkins piece, New Moon, … Continue reading

Screendance Making Road Block

So you see, imagination needs moodling-long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling, and puttering.~ Brenda Ueland ______________________________________________________________________________________ Here I sit impatient and flustered as I wait for ideas to come pouring out of my mind. I find myself choreographing dances and working out amazing video work all day long, when I sleep, when I am in the … Continue reading

Grad School-Application Requirements

Many graduate schools have the same general requirements for those interested in an MFA program. I have found that it typically consists of the following: A baccalaureate degree – Must come from an accredited College or University with a GPA of 3.0 or higher A general application– Most Universities offer an online app. A program … Continue reading

Grad School-Screendance: The Search Continues

As scared as I am to say this out loud…I am ready to start applying to grad school. Whew. I said it. I have feared those words for the last six months because grad school is like “big people” stuff. You know, the stuff that real adults do. Almost any mediocre passerby can get in … Continue reading

Dance Your PhD

A fusion of dance and science for film? Get out of here!?! When I was directed to the website for the Dance Your PhD contest, I was overcome with excitement. Non-dancers and dancers alike coming together to create works of art that represent a PhD candidates thesis work, what could be better? Oh yes, they get to … Continue reading

Dansens Dag- 60 Second Dance

Winner of Last Years Contest: Rooms ***All you screendance makers out there, hear this!**** The 60 second dance project is back for another year offering up some fantastic pieces to satisfy every appetite. The concept: Create one 60 second dance piece The theme: the theme is based on the notion of “time” or “tid”.  Screendance … Continue reading

Alexandra Beller

How is it possible that society can relate any thing to the way ones body looks?? With all of the advancements in thinking and creating that has taken place over the last 30 years alone, I cringe at the idea that this one insane concept is keeping artists like me insecure about our place in … Continue reading

Yvonne Rainer

No to spectacle. No to virtuosity. No to transformations and magic and make-believe. No to the glamour and transcendency of the star image. No to the heroic. No to the anti-heroic. No to trash imagery. No to involvement of performer or spectator. No to style. No to camp. No to seduction of spectator by the … Continue reading

Pina Bausch

For three decades Pina Bausch and her Tanztheater Wuppertal pushed the boundaries of dance in an attempt to expose the harsh reality of the human condition. Her works were interdisciplinary masterpieces that had an unmatched way of “integrating dance, theater, music, scenery, and costume into a large-scale spectacle.” that not only drew people in, it … Continue reading

Grad School- Screendance Programs

For those like me, here are some schools that offer a focus in screen dance: honorable mention: University of Utah– no degree yet, but a screen dance certificate Goddard College– MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts: structure your own curriculum Arizona State University– MFA in Dance (Interdisciplinary Digital Media and Performance) awesome! University of Brighton-MA in Performance … Continue reading