Develop a choreographic language


Develop movements by defining physical research parameters and use improvisational skills. Ensure that dancers and performers fully understand the selected choreographic elements and make full use of unique qualities of each performer. Develop a vocabulary based on instructions and the use of codified movements. Create a vocabulary based on a gestual signature, based on improvisations, based on creative parameters and production constraints.

Alternative labels

create a choreographic expression
develop a language for choreography
invent choreographic expressions
develop choreographic languages

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Relationships with skills

Essential skill

Develop a choreographic language is essential to master the following skills:

Create new movements
Develop codified movements
Develop methods for choreographic integration
Plan choreographic improvisation

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Develop a choreographic language is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Choreographer: Choreographers create sequences of movements in which motion, form or both are specified. Some choreographers also take up the role of coordinating, teaching and rehearsing performers in the production of the choreography. They can also act as a movement coach for actors.

Optional skill

Develop a choreographic language is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




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Last updated on September 21, 2022