Today’s addition to the growing 30 day choreography challenge was inspired by a phenomenal masterclass I just got to take with the Paul Taylor 2 dance company!!!
They are in residency at UNCC for three weeks while director Kim Jones resets Paul Taylor’s lost work TRACER. The New York Times has featured the project this summer and I’m SO thrilled to get to see it when their done! How Do You Reconstruct Lost Choreography?
So here’s my Choreography Challenge Day 5 – Copy, Create, Collaborate!
COPY – Pull up a YouTube clip of one of YOUR favorite choreographers works and learn a few phrases. Notice how they move, what makes their technique unique, expressive, and emotional. Try to COPY it!! 2-3 phrases tops.
CREATE – As soon as it’s solid in your brain and body, and without peaking at the video, create your own 2-3 phrases. Memorize your work but don’t take too long with it!!
COLLABORATE – Put them together! And make a video 😀
Time: 30 minutes tops
Journal: How did you feel learning the choreographers phrases? Did your piece look anything like his/her work? What was different? What was the same? Was it fun?
(disclaimer: I am not advocating steeling another persons choreography for personal profit. If you blog your work be sure to give appropriate credit for the inspiration!)