Tag Archive | Dance

What is Dance Theatre?

Ever since coming to school to study theatre, I’ve been curious about how my experience as a choreographer and dancer can be in conversation with my training in crafting plays. As a performer, for a long time I felt inhibited by my dance training — specifically how technique (for instance, the specific codifications necessary for […]

An Hour with AXIS Dance Company

Today I had the incredible pleasure and honor to attend a collaborative workshop between the 2017 Acting Major class and AXIS Dance Company. AXIS is a dance company based in Oakland, California that exists to “change the face of dance and disability.” They are currently celebrating their 30th anniversary, and are here for a week-long residency […]

#icarltonchallenge

#icarltonchallenge

At this moment, I am undeniably meeting the arts world through a dance lens – forgive the lack of variety in posting subjects, I’m #just #too #lit about it. This weekend, Music Producer Antigo2hard and dance group The Williams Family came out with a new dance craze: the ICarltonChallenge. The challenge? Take the song “iCarlton” produced […]

A Semester on BU Fusion: Part One

A Semester on BU Fusion: Part One

This semester, I have found myself covered in a thin layer of strange fog. I keep doing weird things, I have dashed out of my apartment at warp speed, twice leaving fully-prepared breakfasts just sitting on my counter for a whole day. Maybe it’s a senior year thing, or I am too all-over the place, but I […]

Dance Theater is dance, ok? (a response to the Globe)

This weekend I saw Big Dance Theater’s production of their 25th anniversary show called “Short Form”. It was presented at the ICA in Boston, MA. This performance was a collection of short form dance piece ranging from 2 mins to 14 mins. These pieces involved beautiful uses of light, sound, projection, and motion. The creators […]

Gloria’s Cause: An Examination of Present America in Light of the Past

Dayna Hanson‘s piece Gloria’s Cause is first and foremost a collage. It is not entirely dance theater, not exactly a musical, and it is definitely not a straight play. It kind of takes place during the Revolutionary war and it also kind of takes place now. In my first encounter with it on Ontheboards.tv, I did […]

Re-creating the Product

This semester, I have the wonderful privilege of interning in stage management at Boston Ballet. I grew up dancing, started around 2 years old and competed on the studio’s dance team from age 9 to 17. It’s been wonderful to be immersed in dance again, and I am learning many interesting things about the world of professional dance and what it’s […]