This weekend my new work "The Name of The Game" is premiering at the Capital Theater downtown Columbus, OH. The idea that sparked the nexus of this work was a curiosity towards the physicality and vocal expression found in outdoors games from the 1940-70s. Working closely with my cast of twelve OSU dance majors, we spend eight weeks venturing into a world were playfulness and openness to the present moment took precedence. This allowed us to shape an "everyday" playful activity into an intricate contemporary movement vocabulary. Including spoken words / singing was a new process for me and a challenge - especially when it came to tailoring transitions from the dancers speaking to recorded music. Overall, I am very pleased with the process and the final work which I have to dedicate to my cast of purely amazing performers.