Tesseract

Tesseract was a complete amalgamation of dance and media, investigating new relationships between movement, film, live capture video, and science fiction. The most poignant moment for me was near the end of the second act, one dancer emerged from behind the screen and performed a solo with clear acknowledgement of the audience. This solo was … Continue reading Tesseract

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Something I am really struggling with right now is re-learning how to write. Most of my undergrad was spent taking Journalism classes. In those classes there was no room for your own voice. The goal was to remain as objective as possible.  (I mean we all know there is always bias but we tried.) The … Continue reading Monkey See, Monkey Do

Transmission

Transmission The concept of transmission is complex.  I see transmission as the passing of information from one body to another.  When speaking about transmission in this dance context, I am referring to the sharing of an embodied practice.  Dance has been theorized as an essential component of culture.  Therefore, by using the term transmission, many … Continue reading Transmission

Untamed Space

Untamed Space by André M. Zachery was a wonderful celebration of black performance. Zachary’s work is strongly influenced by the theory of Afrofuturism. Soyica Diggs Colbert’s chapter “Black Movements: Flying Africans in Spaceships” clearly intertwines with Zachery’s work. She states, “The category of black movement brings together studies of migration and performance in order to … Continue reading Untamed Space