Interdisciplinary Creative Research Studio

IG: @Dalethedancer

Spring 2018, I decided to take this course to learn more about technology and dance integration and to get a jump start on my MFA thesis project. Originally I started out by creating a Milwaukee Hip Hop dance Lecture Demonstration (which will happen in the future), but then it merged into my getting assistance on my already produced work.


Before I discuss this, I would like to talk about the coursework we had that got me to this point. In this class, we were guided by these terms.

We will engage and connect

We will seek out relevance and consider what’s at stake

We will make, read, watch, participate, lead, follow and explore

It was important that we build a creative community, for this is needed in artist land. We read Bell Hooks, All about Love,  DERESIEWICZ, WILLIAM. 2015. The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur: Hard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. What if the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it?, and UIG DE LA BELLACASA, MARIA Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in a More Than Human World. I’ve read these in previous classes of Norah Zuniga-Shaw.

Readings these again gave me clearer thoughts. I felt since I’ve came back from my trip to Senegal I’ve been trying to see if I can make it as a “solo Performing Artist.” WHILE EVERYONE AROUND ME SEE’S IT, IT MAKES ME ANXIOUS. SO ANXIOUS I ITCH.

We had to come up with a Daily Activities and share them weekly. I, Jazelynn, am not a journaler so this was hard. Also, I, Jazelynn, have a difficult time making a choice unless it’s impulse. So activities I wanted to do is the gym, eat healthy, sing, play with tech, start a blog, start a podcast, etc. I’ve maybe done some of these things and more. But never traced them. Also, several classmates have extended their hand to assist me, but this is also something that I am working on. I am great at helping others, by myself, LAWD IDK WHAT IT IS.


But in this class, I discovered my process. I tend to hate being in a studio alone. I procrastinate. Ideas come to me in the dead of the night or in my dreams, I hate writing, and articulating my thoughts is a practice I need.

I discussed this in my SpeakEasy at the end of the year in class.

What I do appreciate about my community is the Directors Hat. I gev my class mates these items to look at before class.

You will be playing directors hat tomorrow. I will have my piece written down and you can mix and match and wreck the whole thing.
1st year showing
https://vimeo.com/247851113 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
2nd Year Showing
https://www.facebook.com/JazelynnGoudy/videos/vb.504536104/10154878400601105/?type=2&video_source=user_video_tab (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Current Order of the Piece
https://vimeo.com/261938597 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
I’m looking into my identity, trauma, and healing.
My inspiration is
Alessandra Seutin
This is not Black – an Interview with dance artist Alesandra Seutin (Links to an external site.)
Nora Chipaumire
Nora Chipaumire on “Portrait of Myself as My Father” 

From there they saw mu piece and gave me ideas to expand, deepen, and grow. (evidence to come)


What I’ve been told, by Norah, is that I am a gatherer. Below are what i collected over the semester.

Music is always apart of my process. Here is a brief music list for my process of this semester.



I like to get visuals for my creative process. Here is a visual board for this semester. Pinterest is my go to. Whenever I see things online I tag them on my Pinterest board. https://pin.it/kr45obpvsymtor

Also, I save a lot of pictures and videos on Instagram. Here a few links to what I saved:

View this post on Instagram

#AUBLACKLOVE

A post shared by GETTING US BACK2 OUR GREATNESS (@africanunification) on

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Old photo, because I haven't danced yet today.

A post shared by Dale Ratcliff (@dalethedancer) on





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