Need hints and ideas for creating musical theater choreography? You’ve already got a toolbox of composition tools, now learn how to use and adapt these for choreographing in a way that supports your production’s characters and story.
Sarah Dahnke is a New York dancer and choreographer who frequently incorporates props in her work. She shares a spectacular exercise to generate movement and use objects as part of the process as well as details about her latest project, Object as Performer.
The ways movement is inspired, how it is developed, edited, and finally presented is a process. Concert dance is all about the intent and the journey, which lead to the product. If this idea is new to you, here is a ten-step list of how to engage in a process from K-12 teacher, Heather Vaughan-Southard.
A reader, looking for resources to assist in helping the students create their own dances, asks for recommendations. Included is a list of books and manuals on dance composition and improvisation plus my own quick tips for working with younger age groups as they begin their exploration of choreography.
Creative uses of digital music devises in dance experiences and performances which can be used as a starting point for your own ideas.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending two contemporary dance performances here in Houston. Coincidentally, in both works the choreographers mined their own backgrounds and experiences to generate material. In House of Mind, Seattle choreographer Pat Graney, focuses on the concept of memory. Her work went beyond the typical theatrical presentation on a proscenium […]