In recent years, increasing numbers of students have expressed interest in becoming choreographers; however, they are unaware that their traditional studio training may not be sufficient. While being a well-trained dancer and an experienced performer is of the utmost importance, and a necessary foundation for any aspiring choreographer, the art of composition is a nuanced skill that dancers with interest in choreography must hon over time. Every dancer has their own artistic voice, but how do artists learn to express themselves with meaningful choreography? How do they transition from creating movement to composing a piece?
Because there is a lack of comprehensive education and guidance on this topic, we created this exclusive guide for parents and students who are looking for a roadmap to help get them on the right path to pursuing their long-term goals as they pertain to dance composition.
October 19, 2014
Choreographer: Francisco Gella
Company: Phoenix Ballet
World Premiere at the 70th Anniversary of the Beijing Dance Academy