Inside the Process: Creating an Autoethnographic Solo Work

A Piece of the Pie. During this process, I recognize specific moments in my life that contribute to my whole self—individual pieces that come together to form the outer shell of perception and my inner sphere of voice. In this autoethnographic solo, I investigate tender memories of home, a moment of instant change—the day my …

Dance Film: palette

As part of my Dance-Film course here at The Ohio State University, I created this film as a way to visually and metaphorically address how we both effect, and are affected by, our surroundings. Danced by my fellow 1st year MFA colleague, Dian Jing, she melodically flows through various colorful landscapes in what turns out …

Exciting News: Semi-Finalist for Nikon’s Storyteller’s Scholarship

The heading pretty much says it all! As part of Nikon's 100th year anniversary, the company has created an academic arts scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students in the US and Canada who are currently working towards a degree in the fine arts. I have been selected as a semi-finalist--as part of the application process, I …

New mini dance film: DIVIDED

This film is inspired by Sophie Westerlind's painting "Neri," yet is also heavily informed by the many dystopian novels I am reading during my spare time—I feel anxious about where the relations of the world are heading influencing this mini-episodic-response to paranoia, despair, and anger-driven isolation. Directed/Edited by Michelle Irene Sipes Choreography by Michelle Irene …

OSU’s 2018 Winter Concert: Premieres and Performances

One concert containing my newest collaborative work titled Unrest, along with performing in Kathryn Sauma's work deviant forms--what an exciting and satisfying week. During this choreographic process I journeyed through the many questions that influence the making and creating of something, "What am I saying?" "Why am I saying this?" "What is this world I …