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DanceSense Program 6: Making Dance



Choreographers and dancers explain and demonstrate how they create dance in five segments that explore various aspects of the process. Choreography explores how a choreographer works through interviews with working choreographers. Making a Dance explains the concept of dance phrases. Space-Time-Force explains how the elements are crafted into a dance. Dancers and choreographers talk about creating dance on the spur of the moment in the segment on Improvisation. And Completing the Dance explains that a dance has a beginning, middle, and end.

Suggested Uses:

  • To build your own knowledge of dance.
  • To introduce class discussions of choreography.
  • To prepare students to watch and analyze a live or taped dance performance in terms of the choreographer’s purpose. (A variety of performances are found on the Dance Performances, African Root, and Dances from Many Cultures tapes/DVDs.)
  • To prepare students for creating a dance.

For more information:

(These links may leave the Arts Toolkit.)

See the Responding to Dance, History and Styles, and Creative Dance sections of the Dance Arts Toolkit binder.

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