|Origami Fortune tellers|
Try this exercise to develop awareness of choreographic process.
Fold an A4 bit of paper into a fortune teller - see images below.
You are going to make four fortune tellers, one for each of the headings on the chart. Each student rolls the dice to determine the number of changes they make with the fortune teller and then they write down the word they arrive at in the graph below.
The pupil should end the task with four words one from each of the columns which they can then use to develop a 16-count phrase.
e.g. sharp, turn, zigzag, solo
This process can also be used for speed, facings, to determine devices such as repetition, cannon or reversal.
A good choreographer uses movement efficently by re-inventing existing movement.
Accumulative Cannon with 4 dancers
Dancer A begins a 16 count phrase and performs the whole of the phrase. Dancer B joins in the same phrase but on Bar 2, dancer C on Bar 3 and dancer 4 only performs Bar 4. they are performing the same phrase in unison but there are different entry points.
A cannon can also (more usually) be performed not in unison so each dancer begins the phrase at the beginning so the dancers are at different points of the phrase at different times (e.g. a 4-count gap in between starting).
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