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Core Composition Ideas | HSC Dance

Updated: Nov 2, 2021

I know, I know. Creating a core composition idea can be daunting! I can just imagine the questions running through your brain just this very second....

What if start it and I don't like it? What if I can't think of movement? What if the markers don't understand?

Here's the catch.... if you follow the core composition process and explore your movement motif in order to communicate the intent of the work you will enjoy the process, movement will naturally occur through improvisation and the markers will understand what you are trying to say. Particularly if you are clear with your choreographic choices and you are able to back yourself up in an interview setting.

Idea, ideas and more ideas!

When picking an core composition idea, it is important to improvise movements before finalising it. This is to ensure that you are able to create original movement content, and enough of it, without running out of inspiration. If you find it hard to improvise movements, choose another idea and improvise. The easier it is to improvise from a stimuli (visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, tactile and ideational), the more natural it will be for you to choreograph an entire dance work and form it to create unity.

Stay clear of over used idea!