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My name is Olivia and I am a senior at Butler University. I spend most of my time in Lilly Hall as a BFA Dance Performance major. When not in rehearsal or ballet class, I write papers for my English Literature second major. In my super-abundant, never-lacking, this-is-highly-sarcastic spare time, I attempt to cook in my apartment kitchen, watch Youtube videos of ballet, knit sweaters that never seem to come to an end, and read books both silly and serious. If I could take any class at Butler just for kicks, I'd go for DiffyQ.

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Halfway to Tipperary

For the context of the title of this post, pretend Tipperary means “finishing my Student Choreography Showcase piece” instead of “an town in Ireland’s Muster province.”

When I was a freshman, I ran the lighting board during the shows. When I was a sophomore, I performed in one of my classmates’ pieces. This year, I’m in two pieces and choreographing my own. The tech rehearsal is in a week. I am only halfway finished.

Student Choreography is a student-run, student-choreographed, and student-danced performance in October. All dance major can choreograph and/or dance in the show. A few stipulations:

  • Students may dance in no more than three pieces.
  • Works must remain under five minutes.
  • Choreographers cannot dance in their own pieces.

Apart from that, we are pretty much given free rein. I have not successfully choreographed a dance before, and it’s terrifying. The choreographers all met on Thursday to discuss dates and times… And I am far behind.

To be fair, I have an ambitious project: over four minutes with fifteen dancers. Fifteen! That’s a lot.

And… I should get back to working on choreography. The music I’m using:


Annnnd it’s not working. You can go here if the video is a sad red square for you, too. It’s Art Pepper‘s You Go to My Head.


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