Day 6 of #tiedtothesky aerial challenge: 3-5 trick sequence and thoughts on choreography.
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Every year in our dance studio @tanzstudiovidance we host two in house shownights, one in summer and one right before Christmas. It’s a nice way to dip your toes into performing in front of an audience.
It is a lovely joy to share choreography, your own and the chance to see others’ creations.
Choreography. I usually have a list of certain tricks or combinations that I definitely want to do somewhere, but I start with a song. The song ties it all together-if you are watching someone and they have have the best moves ever but a horrible song then obviously that detracts from the impact. 1. Find a song- hopefully it pulls your heartstrings, but not all songs that you love are good for dancing. It should be a bit dynamic, spots that are slower spots that are louder or just MORE and if there is a pause in the music or a spot where a drop would fit well that needs to be made note of. 2. A choreography should be varied it should have some spins it should have differing climbs/mounts and dismounts, you shouldn’t just do all front split moves or backbend moves or just all drops or just all power moves, small similarities or repetitions can be made but only in a conscious way of tying the choreography together too much is beating a dead horse and quickly becomes boring, too little and the choreography may appear chaotic. (IMO) less is more, just like a salad has a bunch of different ingredients, but in small amounts, so must your choreography and the music is the salad dressing that ties it all together dictating the style, the mood, the flavor. I start with a song and some ideas of tricks and sequences, if there is a place in the music for a drop or a dramatic jump or good for floorwork, that is where I start-with the bones, sometimes you know exactly how you want to start or end... and then I freestyle and film. Again and again till I am satisfied with the end product.