The process of designing dances is known as choreography. The design of symbolic representations of human dance form and movement which uses various methods such as word and letter notation, numerical systems, path mapping as well as figures and graphical symbols is also known as choreography. Choreography in dance includes the use of organic unity, variation, and theme, repetition as well as non-rhythmic and rhythmic articulation that have been composed together. Dances designed by the use of choreography is usually performed before an audience. Specification of various human forms and movements done in regard to shape, time, energy, and space within a non-literal or emotional context is what is involved in choreography. Contemporary dance, ballet, jazz dance, folk dance, hip hop dance, k pop, techno, religious dance as well as a combination of these are some of the dance techniques from which movement language in choreography is taken. The two major techniques that choreographers in dance make use of are planned choreography and improvisation.
Movement directors arrange the movements of actors in the different production settings such as film, television, theater, animation and opera and they work together with the choreographers. Movement directors work closely with the performers and the directors to ensure that there is realization of the physical life of work. Movement directors usually make a proposal on the physical language to be used by directors and performers as well as coming up with skills in teaching and training methods that help in enhancing a given physical style. The movement director will also do research on certain embodied information passed to the directors and performers regarding ethnicity, etiquette, personal journey, characters condition and specialists movement. Choreographers although not all of them are part of the skill set for movement directors.
There are various tips that one need as a choreographer and a movement director. Movement directors and choreographers need to have certain qualities such as patience, hard work and creativity in coming up with new, different and modern ideas. Being inspired and having a passion for one’s work is also another very important quality that a movement director or choreographer should possess. One should also be confident about the work they have done as well as during a performance, show high level of confidence. Being aware of the event, venue and the audience will be of great importance during dance choreography. The confidence of the performers can also be enhance by the choreographer through selection of a suitable style that suits the skills and talent of the performers. Transitions put in between the various sections in a performance should be made fun and enjoyable.