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Choreography - Creating and Developing Dance for Performance

By Kate Flatt

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ISBN: 9781785006111
PUBLISHED: 24/07/2019
PAGES: 176
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 87 colour and 56 b&w photos and 6 diagrams

Choreography is the highly creative process of interpreting and coordinating movement, music and space in performance. By tracing different facets of development and exploring the essential artistic and practical skills of the choreographer, this book offers unique insights for apprentice dance makers. With key concepts and ideas expressed through an accessible writing style, the creative tasks and frameworks offered will develop new curiosity, understanding, skill and confidence.

The chapters cover the key areas of engagement including:

  • What is a choreographer?
  • Getting started: practical essentials
  • Improvisation, ideas and developing material
  • Context, stage geometry and atmosphere
  • Movement as dance in time and space
  • Choosing and working with music
  • Solo, duet, trio and group choreography
  • Structure and the 'choreographic eye'

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" With over 40 years' experience as a choreographer and teacher of choreography, Kate Flatt OBE is an ideal choice for the author of this new and highly practical guide to exploring the artistic and creative requirements for becoming a dancemaker. "
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Reviewed By: Dancing Times

" Having written a vital resource for teachers, students and choreographers at all stages of their career, there is no doubt that she will be the guiding hand for many more choreographic careers through this enlightening and insightful book. "
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Reviewed By: Dance News

" Kate Flatt has done a great service to emerging choreographers and those starting out by producing this excellent guide and advice manual covering all aspects of choreographic endeavour. This is a work that will be on dance practitioners' bookshelves (or in their digital files) for decades, even centuries, to come. "
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Reviewed By: Dance Europe

" Composing a book about the choreographic craft and the processes involved is no easy task. Flatt's masterful experience as an artist; choreographer, teacher and mentor, underpins this 'aid to navigating the choreographic process' with fluidity and texture. And navigate it does. Flatt's own passion, experience, and observations lend the foundations for this highly practical resource that not only apprentices (to which this book is aimed) but teachers and experienced choreographers also, will do well to utilise. "
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Reviewed By: The One Dance UK Magazine

" Aspiring choreographers have a new resource: an introductory handbook on choreography by Kate Flatt. "
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