OK, I stumbled on this and honestly….this is scary accurate for what a choreographer goes through when creating a dance. Get it? Scary? Hahahahahaha! I just amuse myself…
Oh sure…it’s simple they said…just buy some animations they said….a set? just need a box with some moving pictures on it they said…..moving? who needs to move? pfft…they said.
Know what else? To me – it’s worth it, and as I go through the creative process I decide IF I need all the “stuff”. After a song just pounds away in my head DEMANDING to be created, I brainstorm every thought, feeling, idea, marketplace prop I think of and find.
Know what? A lot ends up on the cutting room floor.
and that’s OK.
We’re creating a dance, not a movie, but in a way aren’t they a bit the same? We want to tell a story, we want to evoke an emotion, to share something of ourselves. True – we’re not going to make a billion dollars but we also (hopefully) don’t have a studio breathing down our neck telling us how we have to do something either.
For me, a lot of the choices and considerations in that diagram above are spot on! Except maybe the party for the premiere bit…I need to work on that…
So…do you follow a process when creating a dance? Do you have a flow, make conscious choices, or kinda just toss it all together and see what comes out? Is either way better? Hmmm…
–> off to make a horror movie