There's something that too often happens in choreographed works. I saw it in dozens of the entries I recently reviewed. I see it in otherwise beautiful dance works. I even see it in works outside of dance.
The issue I'm talking about is this: a dance piece that has a good beginning, a good ending, a good idea, good technique... but in the middle, it rambles on to nowhere, making the audience lose interest.
I'm able to recognize the issue because I used to see it over and over in my own work. It drove me mad for years. I didn't know how to deal with it. Sometimes, while choreographing, the problem would resolve itself. But more often it would leave me feeling helpless, and it would take away all the fun of creating a dance.
How do you make an audience watch your piece all the way to the end? How do you know that all the hard work you put in will be watched and understood? How do you know you're making the right choices while choreographing? And how can you free yourself so choreographing is not a dreadful chore but a joyful process?
There's an infinite number of answers to these questions. Come to my workshop and together we'll explore a few answers. And I'll give you some tools to come up with your own.
About me: I've been dancing for 23 years and making dances for nearly that long. My goal as a choreographer is to move people (and to keep them watching all the way to the end!) My goal as a teacher is to share what I've learned and what I've come up with in ways that will make your mind smile and your spirit glow.
I'm super excited to be teaching at the Theatrical Bellydance Conference:
Here are two of my recent choreographies: