Dancing with/by myself 2016 This animation is an homage to William Kentridge’s “Taking a Line for a Walk.” It is an attempt to explore self perception and image distortion by manipulating a removed self image through hand-drawn animation. It is also a play on computer graphics and traditional animation techniques, as every frame was drawn and photographed using a pane of glass laid over a still image on a computer screen. Animation is a physical means to habitually re-encounter the same figure and to confront it’s changing form as it moves through space. This is an interpretation of that idea. Featuring “La valse d’Amélie (Version piano)” by Yann Tiersen Featured in the Harvard Advocate Blog January, 2017
Matthew (a work in progress) 2017 Matthew is a boy on the autism spectrum who engages in ritualistic behavior in order to compensate for an anxiety that he has about the loss of his world. We will find out that this fear stems from the actual loss of his house during hurricane Katrina. In my studies of neurobiology, I have learned a lot about autism from the mechanistic side, but I want to create something that will convey a holistic picture of the reality of a particular kind of autism as displayed by a particular individual. I would like to illustrate this visceral reality of the anxiety that is caused by Matthew’s insecurity of his world. I think it will be visually compelling as well as informative in conveying the magnitude of phobias as they are experienced by this particular individual.
Being Fine 2015 Being Fine was a dance production created by Sofie Rose Seymore and the Harvard Radcliffe Modern Dance Company.