Choreographic notes

CHOREOGRAPHIC NOTES 9: WHEN BREATH SHAPES THE DANCE

  Breathing, the most fundamental movement of the human body, often remains an imperceptible part of dance, even to the dancers. Yet, its role extends beyond merely fulfilling a physiological necessity. Breathing can be a profound source of inspiration, influencing the creation of movement that is deeply emotive, its quality, and its phrasing. Awareness of …

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CHOREOGRAPHIC NOTES 8: COMMUNICATION IN DANCE

  Dance is an art form capable of expressing an individual’s feelings and emotional states, as well as depicting situations from which behavior and interpersonal relationships can be discerned. Contemporary dance also explores ways to express various ideological concepts. In conveying these ideas, dance utilizes its own unique language. In this blog, I will discuss …

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CHOREOGRAPHIC NOTES 7: REFINED FORCE

  Among the four elements of movement (body, space, time, and force), the dynamic element – representing the intensity of the force applied to execute a movement – exerts the most significant influence in dance. It is not the “what” (action), not the “where” (space), not the “when” (timing), but the “how” (quality of execution) …

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CHOREOGRAPHIC NOTES 2: COMPOSITION, CONTINUITY, DECONSTRUCTION

Dance is also sometimes explored as a visual language (we cannot perceive it without sight), that is, as a system of visual means of communication, using concepts established for verbal language. This point of view allows us to talk about movement vocabulary and structure in dance. Certain similarities with verbal language help to better orient …

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CHOREOGRAPHIC NOTES # 1: MOVEMENT MATERIAL & IDEA

This blog is about choreography from the perspective of contemporary dance, which is constantly evolving by finding new ways to communicate through the body, movement, and other media.   Compositional skills and thinking of a choreographer I believe that dance can evoke feelings, thoughts, and bodily states in the viewer that other arts cannot. I …

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