Monthly Archives: November 2017

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New work at Brighton Dance Festival 2017

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Start the Ball Rolling

Music: Run Lola Run Introduction
Guest Artist Repertory – Brighton Dance Festival
Performed at Festival Finale, August, 2017

Taking inspiration from the German movie Run Lola Run, in which a sequence in the lives of the characters is played out three times with subtle variations in timing that yield very different results, I set out to make this 6-dancer work as a study in theme and variation. One dancer comes into the space and performs a solo phrase. She then restarts the phrase, but a second dancer enters, altering the trajectory and reaching a new conclusion. And the phrase initiates a third time (by a new dancer facing upstage) as two other dancers enter to change the course of things again.

Recordings with my GoPro camera in the studio gave me footage I manipulated and distorted to create projected videos that accompanied the dance.


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Finalist for Michigan Choreography Award – 2017

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My solo iSelf was selected as one of eight finalists for the Michigan Choreography Award in Fall 2017. I performed the solo at Michigan Dance Day on October 6.

I utilize a live camera feed and the multi-media presentation software Isadora to present multiple versions of my dancing body on a screen stage right.


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“Would You” Duet – Ann Arbor Dance Works 2017

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Would You 

Choreography and Performance: Sean Hoskins & Molly Paberzs
Music: Eric Andrew Kuhn
Text: Sean Hoskins, Recorded by Sean & Molly
Video projection: Sean Hoskins

This duet came from seed ideas generated from two other pieces earlier in the year that were never performed and ultimately scrapped. With an activist bent, movement solos were constructed separately – which was an intended design choice in order to establish two different identities to the clash together. Duet parts were structures determined through investigations in rehearsal.


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(at least that is how i remember it)

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(at least that is how i remember it)

Dancers: Sean Hoskins & Emma Seidel
Filmed at Betty Pease Studio Theater, Ann Arbor, MI
Screened at Third Century Expo, Oct. 26-28, 2017

I created this screendance for the unique 5-screen Pop-Up Projection Pavilion created by Peter Sparling. The Third Century Screens competition solicited entries from alumni, faculty, and students at the University of Michigan during the University’s Bicentennial year, and I designed a project for this format.

Recording in a dance studio with lighting from two booms allowed the dancers to appear from and retreat into the darkness, devoid of specific setting. I utilized this in order to have my screendance focus on the composition across and between the screens.  I recorded using a Canon XF-200 camera