Use the Choreography Adventures to flex your choreographic muscles, push your creative limits, and make a small stash of dances that you can draw from when you feel “choreographers’ block” coming on. They also make perfect exercises to use with students in improvisation and composition classes. Because the prompts are playful and fun, they allow for students to engage in creative exploration without intimidation. Because they are open-ended, they allow for students to explore in a way that is safe and appropriate for their own skill level and personal development. Because they are not genre-specific, they can be used in classes of any dance style – even ballerinas need to flex their choreographic muscles from time to time!
Take advantage of the creative spark that season can ignite by trying out these summer-themed #ChoreographyAdventures – short and simple choreography prompts that encourage choreographers and dance teachers to reignite their creativity through regular choreographic practice.
This set of social justice themed Choreography Adventures are designed to help dancers deepen their understanding of some of the terms, themes, and concepts related to social justice issues, while also encouraging their creative growth and personal expression. These choreography prompts are great to incorporate into your personal creative practice as a choreographer, but you can also use with your students in dance composition, choreography, improvisation, or dance technique classes. The Choreography Adventures can be used as prompts for student informal choreography assignments, formal projects, or as dance improvisation prompts.
This series of choreography prompts, affectionately known as #ChoreographyAdventures, are designed with resilience in mind. It is my hope that these prompts for choreography or improvisation remind you how incredibly persistent, empowered, and amazing you are. I invite you to share them with your students and use the questions provided to engage them in discussions of grit, determination, and hope for better days to come.
Creativity is a muscle, and just like any other muscle, it need to be exercised in order to get stronger – that is the theory behind the #ChoreographyAdventures. There are make ways we can strengthen that creativity muscle when it comes to choreography. We can explore movement generation, narrative, relationships, form, style and much more. This group of choreography prompts helps you to explore dance composition principles and choreographic tools, rooted in a Western modern concert dance approach to dance making. They are ideal for anyone who is interested in exploring this approach: novice choreographers, students of dance composition, or seasoned dance-makers who are looking to refresh their creative practice.
To help me get through periods of choreography block and keep myself from experiencing creative burnout, I created the #ChoreographyAdventures. These choreography prompts are short and simple choreography exercises that encourage choreographers to keep their creative muscles strong and flexible. The goal of these 15 choreography prompts is to help choreographers make informal dances on a regular basis so they stay inspired in their art!