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Dance Under Construction 2018: Doing Dance and Dances that Do

I will be presenting new choreography as part of Dance Under Construction, a graduate student conference hosted by UC Riverside. Exact schedule TBD. 

About my work:

Here in the Background Between Two Figures is a short solo by Olana Flynn performed in a corner, in the dark. The movement is a simple and repetitive improvisational score with one light focused straight up. Positioned at the feet of the dancer, her body is projected in diverging and overlapping shadows onto the ceiling and walls of the performance space. The score for the work includes multiple tracks, each of which play out of different sound sources throughout the room. In contrast to the physical movement that stays in place the sound moves throughout the room created the sense of multiple worlds within the performance space. Here in the Background Between Two Figures is an exploration of double exposures, a photographic mishap in which multiple images are exposed onto the same frame of film. In this choreographed work we see body exposed over shadow, shadow exposed over shadow, sound exposed over sound, body exposed over sound, sound exposed over shadow. 

About the Conference

The way that Dance Studies defines dance and scholarship is constantly shifting. New questions of embodiment as a way of being and knowing on and beyond the stage abound. As disciplinary borders and the line between artist and scholar blur, we ask, what does dance do? And why should we pay attention to it?

Dance Under Construction (DUC) is an interdisciplinary UC forum in which graduate-level scholars meet to discuss each other's work and to reflect on new developments in the field of Dance Studies. The conference will include paper panels, performances, workshops, films, and feedback from faculty. Participants are requested to be in attendance for the entirety of the conference in order to support each other.

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Earlier Event: February 24
Later Event: May 3
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