Senior BFA in Dance students present their capstone projects, alongside an MFA in Dance Final Project. These works paint an engaging and captivating picture of these students’ experiences and time at Ohio State.
Works include the following:
Unbound, we howl an MFA project by Alexandra Stilianos, investigates the spectacle of femininity in an immersive, and occasionally interactive, dance theatre environment. The enormous cast of dancers interrogate and physicalize the way the female/queer body is policed and made visible in pop culture, arts and politics. This intermedia work asks where the labor lies in navigating (and upending) normative systems and how they can be mobilized. In turn, the audience is invited to question their own subjectivity as the dancers pivot between artists and artifacts for social change.
Blackened Tradition, by Cyrah Ward consists of three solos in total. These solos were inspired by a desire to explore new ways in which black bodies can approach the complexity of classical music. The performers and titles of the solos are as follows: Shakin’ Up Right (Cyrah Ward), Still Pushin’ (Brianna Rhodes), In the Gutta (Maxi Riley).