Archive for the ‘Dance/Performance’ Category

My adviser, Marc, has continually been encouraging me to be rigorous and follow a control and variable method of experimentation. I’m trying to be scientific and actually stick with it. What usually happens is that I’ll do a few experiments and then follow one meandering branch a ways and never getting around to doubling back […]


These posts are out of order today, but just give your scroll wheel a workout and you’ll be up to speed in no time. I’d previously documented three different urban sites (Target Field Plaza, Peavey Plaza and the Church Street & Scholars Walk intersection), but none of them was really grabbing my attention as I […]


This project is astounding! Go look at it and then come back here. Go on, go. Amazing, right? My colleague, Lindy thought this might interest me and boy was she right! Compared with my work in analyzing two dances with 2-3 dancers, the sheer scope of this project humbles me. The rigor of the analysis […]


Oh Flickr, I have no idea how to get you to link photos adequately in here. Or how to format these crazy posts once I get them here. Sigh. Anyway, these photos by VisioLuxus Photography’s Elisa Lazo de Valdez are simply stunning. The way the body is highlighted through the interaction with fabric has been […]


Form Constant

28Apr10

This is an amazing MFA thesis project by dancer Hope Goldman. It reminds me that I’d talked about light and lighting earlier in the semester and now it’s time to bring it back as I start/try to finalize this project. (Via BoingBoing)


The excellent feedback from my review has settled into three categories: the acoustic structure, the kineticstructure and the body-centric structure. Acoustic Reviewers Blaine Brownell and Blair Satterfield had excellent suggestions for acoustic structures: rain sticks, taiko drums, etc. Gayla Lindt was captivated by the thought of the fabric itself making noise-snapping open and swishing against […]


Oskar Schlemmer

26Mar10

The Bauhaus does not disappoint. The work of Oskar Schlemmer, the sculpture cum stage shop director, jumps back and forth across the line between costume and architecture with acute attention to the geometry of the components. These are beautiful costumes. The video, though, shows that although the wearer can dance in these costumes, there doesn’t […]