CREATING A DANCE
Ideas for Dance come from a variety of places. Choreographers use many different types of sources as inspiration to transform concepts and ideas into movement for artistic expression.
Dance is Movement
Locomotor and non-Locomotor Movement are manipulated using Elements of Dance to create variations of movement. See the Elements of Dance Chart below to modify and make variations on your dance moves.
These are tools for manipulating dance movement, sequences or phrases
(repetition, inversion, accumulation, cannon, retrograde, call and response)
DANCE ACTIVITY: It is your turn to be a choreographer and create unique moves to build a dance.
STEP 1: Use the chart from above (in the ACTION Column) to choose different locomotor –travelling moves and combine them with Axial movement. If you would like to use the moves in the YouTube link below.... feel free to borrow the moves and then make variations on them by changing the direction, level, tempo, or other dance elements listed above. Explore each move using different elements to create your own movement.
STEP 2: Create a dance sequence using the moves you chose. Take the movements and change at least one element (tempo, level, direction) to make the second sequence. (Usually a sequence is a series of 8 counts)
STEP 3: Challenge: Now try taking your dance sequence and use the choreographic device – RETROGRADE- this is taking a few counts and doing them in reverse order. For example: 1,2,3,4....4,3,2,1 This will create the final sequence of your dance.
STEP 4: Put all the sequences together to make a 3-sequence dance. Share your choreography to the Flip Grid.
Choose Your Movements
Change at least one dance element
Dance the movements in Retrograde
Combine Dance Sequences
Dance all of the sequences together to music