humanness

Honored to be a recipient of NCCAkron’s “Dancing Labs” Virtual Residency

I am humbled to have received a residency with the National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron, S3 Technologies (Akron, OH), and Kinetech Arts (San Francisco, CA)!!! What a beautiful group of humans to be virtually in contact with! This residency is a collaborative experiment through a virtual…

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Theater as Laboratory & Oskar Schlemmer

In a workshop called Theater as Laboratory: Experimentation with Non-Human Partners in Expanding Dramaturgies with Rebecca Rouse & Ashley Ferro-Murray, the other participants and myself were tasked with creating something in response to their research surrounding the Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet and the ideas of technology as extensions of the body. This…

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Neon Alchemy

What is collaboration? The term is usually used when something or someone is needed by another and then they are asked to collaborate on a project that isn’t their project. Whether a dancer in someone else’s choreography, a creator of projections for a director’s vision, or even the motion capture…

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Super Human Trailer 1

For the past three months, these beautiful dancer/actors and I have been working on building material around the ideas of “Super Human.” It didn’t take us long to identify the key element…humanity. “What is a super power?” and “Who is super human?” were our jumping off points to access and…

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Creating “moonshot: solos for your home”

moonshot: solos for your home is an Augmented Reality (AR) app that places a more than human entity (cyborg body) in the home of the user. The concept models for the piece were created through embodied practice in Tilt Brush from transparent prisms to create the 3D model for moonshot’s…

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Hayes Graduate Research Forum Award Winner

I am honored to have recieved 3rd place in the Hayes Graduate Research Forum for my presentation “Where are the edges of your flesh and who determines them? Prosthetic, Immersive, and Embodied Performance” which outlined my MFA Thesis research to be seen in my online installation at the Urban Arts…

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Graduate Associate Teaching Award (GATA)

Tara Lee Burns And KJ Dye Win Prestigious Graduate Associate Teaching Award On March 18, 2021, MFA Students Tara Lee Burns and KJ Dye both received the Graduate Associate Teaching Award, Ohio State’s highest recognition of the exceptional teaching provided by graduate students serving as Graduate Teaching Associates. “Approximately 2,000…

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Iteration X: Extending the Body

This is the first cycle of my MFA Thesis. I envision my thesis as a three part process (or more). This first component was part of an evening walk around the OSU Arboretum with my MFA 2021 Cohort. To see an idea of the full event around the lake and…

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Tilt World: Deep in the Mirror

Concept: To investigate the  visual and physical effects of using the “mirror” setting in Tilt Brush. Methodology:I investigated standing with my body on the intersection of the mirror. As I moved my right arm with the paint controller and did the same thing with my other hand, it appears that…

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