Today, I will continue to give you keys for Kingdom Khoreography! My focus is choreography exercises that will stimulate your creative process. These exercises are designed to help you explore movement and should be used as movement experiences. Make sure that you have space and have others do it with you so that you have FUN while you create! It's a great idea to videotape too!
1. Have students spread out over the room/space as individuals;
a. Have them start in a pose.
b. Have them to move, at your command, using different locomotor movements, levels, body moves, rhythm and time.
2. Mirroring (each other)
a. Have students face each other two at a time. Make them take turns following each other and doing exactly what the other person is doing on the same side.
3. Opposition (each other)
a. Have the students face each other two at a time and take turns following the other person, but they must do opposite of the person they are following. (the other side)
a. this is when a group of dancers follow each other doing the same movement but following the leader. This is like row, row, row your boat. Usually done in groups.
b. Use different speeds of music; slow. fast and medium.
c. Have the groups each do their own movements and then do them in cannon.
5. Break class up into groups of two or more.
a. Give them 8 counts to choreograph to one word (example - Calvary or worship)
b. Give them a short sentence/phrase to choreograph movement. (example- I choose to worship)
c. Let them listen to a section of music to choreograph movement.
6. Have the students sit and listen to a selection of music then;
a. Have them write down;
i. What they felt as they listened to the music
ii. What they see - like colors or other images
iii. Have them express what the above looks like in movement
More exercises tomorrow!