DanceSense Program 6: Making Dance
Description: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.
- 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 choreographers 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.
- See the teachers guide in the History and Styles section of the Dance Arts Toolkit.
- downloadable teachers guide
- description and broadcast schedule