On Choreography and Making Dance Theatre

On Choreography and Making Dance Theatre

by Mark Bruce


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783197774
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 1,275,851
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mark Bruce has choreographed, directed and danced internationally for over 25 years, working with Rosas, Bern Ballet, Ballet Black, Introdans, Igloo, Probe, and DJazzex among others. He formed the Mark Bruce Company in 1991. In 2014 the company won Best Independent Company in the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Choreography 3

Ideas 5

Movement Ideas 8

Handling Ideas 11

Developing Ideas 13

Turning developed ideas into a piece of work 27

Structure 27

Narrative 31

Choreographic Vocabulary and Structure 35

Character 36

Music and Sound 37

Visuals - (including colour, costume, set - the 'world') 39

Symbolism 40

Timeline 42

The creative rehearsal process 48

Creating movement 59

Phrasing 59

Line 60

Developing movement vocabulary 64

Choreographing to music 69

Space 72

Repetition 75

Transposition and Retrograde 77

To Count Or Not To Count 77

Dancing in your own work 78

Duets/partner work 79

Group sections 87

Drama 92

It's not what you say, it's what you do 97

Text 101

The creative team 106

The second stage 109

Final drafts before tech 115

Production week/tech 117

First night 120

List of stills 122

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