Role of Choreographers in a Performance
The process of designing dances is known as choreography. Choreography can also be described as 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. 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. The purpose of choreography is 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. Contemporary dance, ballet, jazz dance, folk dance, hip hop dance, k pop, techno, religious dance as well as a combination of these are some of the dance techniques from which movement language in choreography is taken. There are two techniques used by choreographers in dance choreography such as planned choreography and improvisation.
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. Researching on certain embodied information passed to the directors and performers regarding ethnicity, etiquette, personal journey, characters condition and specialists movement is also done by the movement directors. Choreographers although not all of them are part of the skill set for movement directors.
There are various tips that one need as a choreographer and a movement director. 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. Having passion for your work is also important for choreographers and movement directors since they will be inspired in the process. Showing confidence during a performance is very important and it begins from the choreographer and movement director also having and showing confidence in the piece of work. 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. When a choreographer is creating transitions to link the various sections in a performance, the should be fun.