Principles of Choreography - How to choreograph/dance course
What you'll learn
- Dance and choreography
This course is a guide to choreography irrespective of any genre. Whether you are a beginner or an advance level dancer/choreographer, this course provides basics as well as how to integrate them on an advance level.
Along with the help of professors and dance researchers, I have created a course of 10 videos that encompass principles of choreography as well as movement. The 10 chapters covered are as follows:
1. Time and Musicality - Learn how to use beats, rhythm and musicality to your advantage.
2. Energy and Performance - Learn how to project energy to the audience and learn some key performances skills.
3. Stimulus - Learn how to use your 5 senses and objects around you to generate new movement.
4. Improvisation - Learn the art of improvisation and free movement. Learn to connect your mind and body to spontaneously take decisions while moving.
5. Decision Making - Learn about the different challenges you will face as a choreographer. What are the decisions you have to make.
6. Site specific performances - Learn how to move in spaces other than the studio or the stage. How can you make your performance in a field or on the beach?
7. Somatics and Proprioception - Learn about the true connection between your mind and body. What is that extra mile that will help you understand your body and it’s limitless abilities.
8. Form and transitions - Learn the different ways in which you can design your choreography and how to use traditional movements effectively.
9. Space and shape - Learn about the many aspects of the space you occupy while dancing and how you can use that to your advantage. You will also learn about the shapes your body can create and what those shapes determine.
10. Community Dance - Learn about dance for the elderly, people with disabilities and Parkinson’s. How can we extend dance to our communities in order to uplift their livelihoods and what reversing effects does dance have on people with special needs.
Who this course is for:
- Dancers and people curious about dance
Himangini Puri is a choreographer, writer and artist born in New Delhi, India. She began dancing at the age of 5 and since then has trained in Kathak, Humphrey, Cohan, Limón, Release and Ballet techniques. She moved abroad to the UK in 2014 to pursue a career in the arts and graduated with a BA in Dance Studies from Middlesex University in 2017, also spending sometime in Singapore and Malta respectively, to study dance. Himangini holds extensive knowledge in contemporary choreography and spends her time meeting, collaborating and exploring the creative field of art, dance and design whilst also teaching dance through the use of videography and interactive educational courses.