Splash Biography



GRACE YI, Yale Freshman studying Cognitive Science




Major: Cognitive Science

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2017

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Grace is a freshman at Yale College interested in cognitive science and (as of two months in) pre-med. Bred and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she enjoys dancing and choreographing, writing, and carrot cake cupcakes.

She is currently involved in the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project, Yale Undergraduate Prisoners Project, Danceworks, and the Uganda Hope Network.



Past Classes

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A970: Contact/Weight-Sharing Improvisation: Embracing Post-Modern Dance in Splash Spring 14 (Mar. 29, 2014)
Interested in modern partner dancing? This class will cover basic weight-sharing techniques in an improvisatory modern dance context. BASICALLY what this means is that we'll be getting up close and personal with each other (think trust falls x100), which may or may not include being lifted sideways and upside down. If you're still not sure what exactly this means, look up Pilobolus on Youtube (you won't regret it)


A721: Contact/Weight-Sharing Improvisation: Embracing Post-Modern Dance in Splash Fall 13 (Nov. 09, 2013)
Technical course description: this class will cover basic weight-sharing techniques (sharing, giving, distributing) in an improvisatory modern dance context. The class will also teach lifting techniques in dance and incorporate all the foundation laid during the class into spontaneous improvisation. BASICALLY what this means is that we'll be getting up close and personal with each other (think trust falls x100), which may or may not include being lifted sideways and upside down. If you're still not sure what exactly this means, look up Pilobolus on Youtube (you won't regret it)