The Emotions of Creating Solo Dance

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Before I began creating my first solo dance using autobiographical narrative and improvisation as a source for inspiration; I read that the process can be a bit of a head…

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4 Ways to Improve Your Freestyle

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Pole PurposeThe most common barrier that stops people from taking part and letting go during an improvisation is fear. There is fear of what other people might think, fear that it could go wrong or fear that nothing will come to mind and you will be left standing there with nothing to do. If you are affected by any of the above, which most people are, here are four ways to get over it?


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Too Much Movement Material

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021When creating dance there are people who will have mountains of movement material to sieve through or there are those who create far too little. For me, it can go either way, there is never just the right amount and I’m ok with that because I know the ways to work around it. There was a time when I was creating a solo and I had about 10 minutes’ worth of movement that I was trying to fit in to 4 minutes for a performance piece. It didn’t happen. I was very overwhelmed, so instead of becoming more and more frustrated I scrapped 50% of it and formed 5 sections with the rest. These 5 sections were still too long so I decided that I would narrow is down to 3. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation.


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