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Theater as Laboratory

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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Super Human Trailer

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 received 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.” My paper that inspired this presentation can now be found in the OSU Knowledge Bank.

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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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Open April 5 – May 5, 2021 – Virtual Website Installation @ Urban Arts Space’s Hybrid Arts Lab

Tara Lee Burns’ MFA Thesis in Dance, “ITERATION X” is a series of four works that not only identify as documentation, archive, and performance, but are interchangeable artworks of alternative and simultaneous realities as resistance and hope. The four works bridge aesthetics ranging from the bright colors of the VR…

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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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“Iteration X: a canvasUnbound” Prototype

Goals*To have panels that disappear when triggered*To have that reveal an underlying theme/movie*To use the Oculus Quest as the reveal movie Challenges*Everything worked in my office and then when changing to the basement I had to add a few more features in order for it to work. I think the…

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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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