Urban Styles

Keywords: choreography, spatial design, lighting design

Team: Courtney Urbancsik and Emily O’Neal

Role: Choreographer

For four years I was a dancer and choreographer for the student run contemporary dance group Urban Styles. During my junior year, I had to opportunity to co-choreograph a piece with Courtney Urbancsik. We were particularly interested in exploring how the time and space of different sequences of movement could be interwoven together in visually dynamic ways. As members of the performing company, we wanted the piece to feel as good to perform as it looked on stage so we emphasized focused engagement of the entire body by pairing small intricate movement with larger, more physically demanding sequences. The song is “Lost it to Trying” by Son Lux. The piece was performed four times over the course of the 2017-2018 academic year.