Choreographic Skills

STUDY
PLAY

Terms in this set (...)

Action
travel, turn, elevation, gesture, stillness, use of different body parts, floor work and transfer of weight.
Space
pathways, levels, directions, size of movement, patterns and spatial design.
Dynamics
fast/slow, sudden/sustained, acceleration/deceleration, strong/light, direct/indirect and flowing/abrupt
Relationships
lead and follow, mirroring, action and reaction, accumulation,complement and contrast, counterpoint, contact and formations.
Structure
binary, ternary, rondo, narrative, episodic, beginning/middle/end, unity and logical sequence.
Choreographic Devices
motif and development, repetition, contrast, highlights, climax, manipulation of number, unison and canon
Aural Settings
song, instrumental, orchestral, spoken word, silence, natural sound, found sound and body percussion
Performance Environments
proscenium arch, end stage, site-sensitive and in-the-round.