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Movement Creation Process
ISARE - The process you use when choregraphing a dance
Physical Skills
BFACTS - Balance, Flexability, Alignment, Control/Coordination, Transference of weight, Strength and Stamina
ISARE involves
Improvisation, Selection, Arrangement, Refinement, Evaluation
Body Actions are
GLEFTS - Gesture, Locomotion, Elevation, Falling, Turning, Stilness
Elements of Movement
Time, Space and Energy
Time involves
Tempo, Duration and Rhythem
Movement Phrase
A phrase is considered the linking of two or more single movements
Expressive Intension
What is being expressed or communicated though the dance
eg. Literal Approach, Story telling, Message telling or Abstract, Movement design itself
Qualities of Movement (SSS PVC), Force (light/strong) and Flow (free/bound)
The range between strong (firm and forceful) and light )fine and delicate) movements
Qualities of Movement
Suspended, Sustained, Swinging, Percussive, Vibratory and Collapsing
Direction, level, focus, dimension, body shapes and pathways
Shape is the sculptural design of the body. Linear, angular, straight or curved
Is the size of the dancers personal movement shape or Size of group in space
Unified Composition
Beginning, Transition, Development, Transition, Resolution
Choreographic Devices
Abstraction (reducing), Embellishment (adding detail), Repitition (repeating)
The smooth movement between sections of a unified composition
Dance Design
The form, expressive intension and the movement vocabulary of the dance
Movement Vocabulary
The style of the dance, Predominant physical skills, Dynamic quality of movement, appropriateness to convey the intention
Group Structures
SACCU - symetrical groupings, asymmetrical groupings, contrast, canon, unison
Placement of dancers in the space - groupings are symmetrical or asymmetrical
Movement can be performed in?
unison, contrast, cannon
Define Unison
Dancers performing exactly the same movement at exactly the same time
Pre- Performing Processes
Physical Warm up, Mental preparation, visualization, spacing of solo or group dance formations, physical orientation in performance space
Performance process and skills
Technical Proficiency, knowledge and clarity body actions, accurate timing, spacing, orientation in performance space, execution of solo pathways or group formations, use of eye body focus, facial expressions, projection through whole body
Rehearsal Skills
Process and skills used to refine choreographed or learnt dance works prior to performance
Flow Involves
The range between free (on going) and bound (restricted) movement
Spatial Organisation
Use of direction, levels, eye/body focus, dimension