In contemporary dance, one of the most common methods for
producing movement vocabulary is the use of improvisation.
The quality of stimuli is key to evoking emotional and physical
responses. Time should be taken to select it with thought
and attentionl to detail to ensure that the root of the movement
has integrity and conveys the right message, emotion or theme.
Dancers need to be equipped with enough information to embody
the subject in order for this to be conveyed to the audience.
When working in the community improvisation has many therapeutic
values and can empower participants as well as channelling
energy and bringing unconscious thought to the movement.
4 explores some improvisation ideas which can be incorporated
into the dance making process.
There are several traditional dance structures that you can
choose to work from that will add depth and interest to your
piece. These structures can also apply to each individual
phrase of movement as well as the piece as a whole, this will
too add variety to your piece.
This is a two part compositional form with an A theme and
a B theme. The binary form must consist of two very distinct
sections but that share either a character or quality (such
as the same tempo). For example, section A might possess sharp,
strong like dynamics then section B might possess flowing
and soft qualities.
A three part compositional form in which the middle section
(B) should contrast with the first and last section (A and
A). The last section is a restatement of the first section
but in an abbreviated, condensed, or extended form.