Week Four: 1. Work on practicing transitions between fast, slow, beginning and ending of dance. 2.Think about costume and stage presence to finish final package.
This week is about the finishing touches. Hopefully by now you have finished your piece, but it might still need some work to reach the finished product. At this point, it is good to focus on transitions between sections and steps. These are the places that can make the difference between an amateur and professional looking dance. Each move needs to flow into the next and each section needs to flow smoothly as well. Go back and adjust your transitions.
Now is also the time to start thinking about costume, hair and makeup. What would fit the piece and more importantly not hinder the movement that you have already choreographed? Also practice your dance in full costume before you perform. You may want to think about the emotion you will be showing the audience as well. Practice smiling if you should smile. Good Luck!
Inspiration Challenge (this is a fun one): You can find a piece of artwork or writing that inspires you and perform a piece about that inspiration. This challenge is about stretching the dancer’s ability to express emotion as an artist, so please do not pick a dry piece. the more meaningful the piece the better the challenge. If you are short on art inspirations, check out pinterest and search Art. They have a great variety of art pieces to choose from.
Body facing /Movement Challenge: The goal of this challenge to the add two elements that audiences find interesting, movement and different body facing. This challenge is to help get you move out of the same spot facing the audience. Choreograph a piece where you do not face the audience with your whole body at any time. You can be at an angle or facing the back. You can also be turning. Challenge yourself to try new and different body directions. Add to this challenge the idea of movement. Try not to be standing still for more the 5 sec and any time. Always be traveling. You can travel slowly or quickly, but keep moving. Good Luck!
How is the challenge going? What have you liked or disliked?