Role of Choreographers in a Dance
Choreographers are mandated with the role of dance designing. The design of symbolic representations of human dance form and movement which uses various methods such as word and letter notation, numerical systems, path mapping as well as figures and graphical symbols is also known as choreography. Dance choreography or dance composition includes the use of organic unity, variation, and theme, repetition as well as non-rhythmic and rhythmic articulation that have been composed together. There are various purposes of choreography to design dances which can be performed before a specific audience. Specifications on human movements and forms to be done in choreography are quite a number and they depend on to shape, time, energy, and space within a non-literal or emotional context. The various dance techniques from which movement language in choreography is taken includes contemporary dance, ballet, jazz dance, folk dance, hip hop dance, k pop, techno, religious dance as well as a combination of these. Planned choreography and improvisation are the two major techniques used in dance choreography by choreographers.
There are also movement directors who work together with choreographers where they arrange the movements of actors in the different production settings such as film, television, theater, animation, and opera. Movement directors work closely with the performers and the directors to ensure that there is realization of the physical life of work. Making of a proposal in regard to the physical language to be used by directors and performers and coming up with skills in teaching and training methods that helps in enhancing a given physical style is the role of movement directors. The movement director will also do research on certain embodied information passed to the directors and performers regarding ethnicity, etiquette, personal journey, characters condition and specialists movement. Working as a movement director and choreographer can be done by the same person although not at all times.
There are various dance tips for choreographers and movement directors need. The major qualities that a movement director and a choreographer should possess are patience, hard work and creativity in coming up with new, different and modern ideas. Being inspired and having a passion for one’s work is also another very important quality that a movement director or choreographer should possess. One should also be confident about the work they have done as well as during a performance, show high level of confidence. It is important for a choreographer or movement director to put into consideration the event, venue and the audience the performance shall be done. Proper selection of a suitable style which integrates with the performers’ talents and skills will build their confidence during a performance. Another dance tip for choreographers and movement directors is to ensure that the transitions put between the various sections of a performance are not boring and dull but should be fun.