Dance composition

The term dance composition is used to describe the practice and teaching of choreography and the navigation or connection of choreographic structures.

The art of making concert dance is based on the manipulation of the abstract elements of human movement: space, shape, time and energy within an emotional or non-literal context for the purpose of expressing ones unique creative voice. Movement language is taken from the dance techniques of ballet, contemporary dance, jazz dance, hip hop dance, folk dance, religious dance and/or pedestrian movement.

Concepts studied include the compositional use of organic unity, rhythmic or non-rhythmic articulation, theme and variation, repetition as well as the practice of improvisation for the purpose of developing innovative movement ideas. Geared toward the presentation of dance as a concert art form.

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