Gibney Dance’s Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center on Saturday April 30th. Kimberly Bartosik’s new site-specific work, Étroits sont les Vaisseaux. Danced by Joanna Kotze and Lance Gries. The duet is inspired by Anselm Kiefer’s wave-like sculpture of the same name. In the 25 minute duet, Bartosik emulates the undulation of an oceanic tidal cycle as […]
Assignment: to dissect a scene from Alfred Hitchock’s The Birds and create a study based off of some aspect of it I specifically chose to focus on a part of a scene in the movie where the woman runs into a phone booth to escape from the Birds. Check it out, but maybe turn your […]
Creating things is hard. Especially in high-pressure situations where your resources, energy, and time are limited! This little video at least gives me some reassurance as I move forward in creating another piece. Let’s hope my taste is being refined like he says!
In my dance history course, we’ve discussed dance ideas through time. Most recently we discussed Erick Hawkins’ Differentiation of Functions in Art. Basically, his idea separates the first function as dance without interpretation in and the second function of dance which welcomes interpretation. Further back in history, Lev Ivanov working with Marius Petipa created The Nutcracker specifically the […]
Today I wanted to share with you an influential blog post from the past. I found this blog post by dancer, Tai Jimenez, about a year ago. Her insights into dance as a practice and its affects on life touched me deeply and changed my thoughts of how I interpret dance. I felt comforted by her similar […]
There’s a problem in the dance world that we all know too well: the pressure to always push through. Whether that’s ignoring that ‘little’ pain you keep feeling, starting to jump before you’re ready, or just trying to survive class when all you want to do is sleep we have all been there. We’re supposed to […]