It’s a challenge to choreograph for teen dancers with limited experience and insecurities. Try this approach to create a dance routine you can all be proud of.
How To Work Well With Others
When dancers work well together it’s a beautiful thing. Here are four (or more) ways to ensure effective collaboration in choreography, even when a ballet choreographer and a modern-based dance theatre company come together for a “zombie ballet.”
Be Quiet and Let Your Students Listen
When your opinions don’t hold sway with your students, consider using Heather’s approach and have your dancers listen their way in to the work of famous choreographers.
Add Internet Crowdsourcing to the Choreographer’s Toolbox
Crowdsourced Ballet? Diablo Ballet is creating The Web Ballet from suggestions submitted on Twitter. Choreographer, Robert Dekkers talks to Dance Advantage about the project and his development as a choreographer.
Revitalize Choreography By Playing Games With Your Dancers
Next time you’re feeling bored with your choreography, try these classic “games” with your dancers. They’ll enliven a stale choreographic process, give your dancers ownership of the movement material, and provide some important learning experiences, too!
“Black or White” to Black and White: Dance History and the Music Video
“The only thing new in dance is you.” A friend shared that quote from an Ohio University professor years ago and it has stuck with me. Every year I find myself chuckling to myself as I listen to kids claim movements as “their” choreography when really many are sampling from the limited palette of movement […]