What Learning Choreography Taught Me About Improvisation and Individuality

Quite often I hear comments equating the lack of an improvisational quality in someone’s dancing with “doing choreography.” When someone says this, they don’t mean that the dancer has planned the entire dance movement by movement in advance. What they usually mean is that the figures they’ve learned are being repeated without connecting them to, […] Read more…

The Five Elements of Musicality, Part 7: Harnessing Musicality

In this series, I have proposed that we think of musicality as a gathering of the senses, and that we gather our senses creatively, emotionally, somatically, relationally, and improvisationally around the relationship between movement and music. These elements are not complicated. They are incredibly simple, and yet they allow for great complexity when applied consistently with time […] Read more…

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