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Making Dance

The Choreographic Process

Making visions of dance come alive requires inspiration, determination and refined craft. A choreographer may have vivid ideas for a new work. However, translating this imagination into dancers' bodies and shaping it into a dance that is ready to be performed is a very challenging, yet equally rewarding, process.

For most choreographers, making dance is a passion. The poetry and excitement of movement motivates their creativity and they find their greatest potential for expression through the unique elements of dance.

The following sections will give you some insight into the process of choreographic creation.