Why Choreographers Are Some of The Most Important People In The World


Choreographers

Choreographers might not be household names like Beyonce or Katy Perry, but choreographers have a major impact on our lives through their choreography, which influences what we wear and how we interact with one another. Modern choreography originates from ballet and offers precise movements that can be used to convey emotions and tell stories. What would your life be like without choreographers?

The Difference Between Dance and Choreography 

Choreographers

Choreographers can choreograph dances that are composed of many choreographic figures. Many choreographers compose their choreographic works independently while some choreographers work with composers and other choreographers. The choreographer is responsible for the design of the dance sequence in which all of the postures or steps are placed strategically to portray a certain mood, action, or idea.

Sometimes choreographic works can be accompanied by an orchestra, which is made up of musicians who perform specific instruments such as the clarinet, violin, viola, etc. These instrumentalists will play throughout the dance to give it life and meaning.

All choreography revolves around movement and the way it’s put together affects how audiences feel about the choreographic work. Everything from the mood, emotions, and color are all choreographic elements that need to be taken into consideration when choreographing a dance. People who choreograph dances often  had formal training in various dance styles or are choreographers themselves.

The word choreography originates from the Greek words choregoi, which means choreographer, and chore, meaning to dance or to move.

Choreography is probably one of the most important elements when it comes to dancing in that this makes up the foundational structure of any piece in which movement is involved. 

How do you choreograph a good dance

Choreographers

Choreography is the art of choreographing a dance. Choreographers are responsible for writing out steps for dancers to follow on stage. Choreographers also must choreograph props and other apparatus that are used on stage. Choreographers must have a wide range of skills to be competent enough within this field. These skills include being able to write music, being able to teach dancers how to move, being able to instruct other choreographers on what they want, and more importantly, choreographers need to be highly observant of their surroundings.

A good example of choreography would be when you’re watching people in a music video. Choreographers are responsible for creating the dance moves that are done in certain videos.

How choreography has evolved

Choreography has evolved into an art that allows choreographers and dancers to express and enhance the music through movement. It often involves recreating it from a music video. Choreographers choreograph the dance moves in certain videos for female pop stars such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, etc. The choreography was first done by a man named Jean-Georges Noverre in the 1700s. It has evolved into an art that choreographs modern music videos as well as choreographs what they wear and how they interact with one another. 

List of 08 Different Types of Choreography 

1. Ballet

Ballet choreography is very formalized and stylized. It is mainly choreographed on pointe, or with the toes on a raised platform. Many choreographers were ballet dancers first, making them uniquely qualified to choreograph a ballet.

2. Tap Dancing

Tap dancing is a form of choreography that has been around for centuries, but it’s still one of the most popular forms today. It’s not just an art form, either; tap dancers are some of the most important people in the world.

The sound and rhythm created by tapping shoes on a hard surface can be used to communicate messages to large groups of people at once. Tap dancers have often acted as spokespeople for social movements or told stories about issues facing their communities without being able to speak – because they could use choreography instead! The rhythmic beat produced by clapping hands or tapping feet has also been used to send messages across long distances during wartime, so tap dancers are making history every day.

3. Hip Hop Dance

Hip Hop Dance choreography is one of the most important aspects of Hip Hop and is often considered to be the “soul” of Hip Hop. A choreographer will work with dancers, rappers, singers, and other musicians to create dance routines for live performances or music videos. Some choreographers may also teach classes on how to choreograph dances at schools or studios.

4. Belly Dance

Belly Dance is a form of dance that evolved from the folk dances of the Middle East and the Ottoman Empire. This dance involves underpinning or shaking movements, such as shimmying and poking, to move the hips. The choreography also involves swiveling of hips and undulating movements that resemble those of a snake. One variation on this choreography is called Tribal Dance, where it is performed with other dancers in a group formation.

5. Flamenco

Flamenco is a style of Spanish dance that originated in Andalusia. It was originally performed by Romani people, who were often persecuted for their ethnic identity and lifestyle. Flamenco is now an international art form, but it continues to be associated with Spain. The music of flamenco comes from many sources–including traditional folk songs called “canes” or “romances”, as well as the more modern influences of Latin American rumba and tango–and can vary significantly in rhythm, tempo, volume, tone color, and complexity. Its choreography tells the story through body movements which are often made up of rapid footwork combined with intricate hand gestures.

6. Capoeira

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of games, sports, and choreography. The objective is to use the opponent’s force against them by placing themselves out of reach by dodging, mischief, or acrobatics. A choreographer choreographs this fight usually where the performers are seen as partners, not enemies.

7. Swing Dance

Swing Dance choreography is often seen in music videos, movies, and on TV. It has become more popular since the 1990s. One of the reasons for this popularity maybe because it is a type of dance that only requires two people to do it (so there’s no need to find four other people). You can also use your own body as an instrument if you like, which is not possible with many other types of choreography.

8. Tap Dance

Tap Dance is a choreography of percussive dance. It was invented by the slaves in America in the 1850s to 1930s. It involves “tapping” different areas of the body, which is how it got its name. Tap Dance choreography continues to be done today, but it is mostly for entertainment purposes.

Conclusion

Choreographers are some of the most important people in the world. They create  dance steps that entertain us, inspire us to feel emotions we never thought possible, and bring communities together. 

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