Choreographers are mandated with the role of dance designing. Choreography can also be described as the design of symbolic representations of human dance form and movement which uses various methods such as word and letter notation, numerical systems, path mapping as well as figures and graphical symbols. Choreography in dance includes the use of organic unity, variation, and theme, repetition as well as non-rhythmic and rhythmic articulation that have been composed together. The purpose of choreography is to design dances which can be performed before a specific audience. In choreography, there are various specifications made for human movements and forms done in regard to shape, time, energy, and space within a non-literal or emotional context. The various dance techniques from which movement language in choreography is taken includes contemporary dance, ballet, jazz dance, folk dance, hip hop dance, k pop, techno, religious dance as well as a combination of these. The two major techniques that choreographers in dance make use of are planned choreography and improvisation.
Movement directors work hand in hand with choreographers where they arrange the movements of actors in the different production settings such as film, television, theater, animation, and opera. The major role of movement directors is to enhance the realization of physical life of the work by working closely with the performers and the directors. Making of a proposal in regard to the physical language to be used by directors and performers and coming up with skills in teaching and training methods that helps in enhancing a given physical style is the role of movement directors. Another major role of movement directors is to do a thorough search on certain embodied information passed to the directors and performers regarding ethnicity, etiquette, personal journey, characters condition and specialists movement. In most cases although not at all times, choreographers can function also a movement directors.
There are various tips that one need as a choreographer and a movement director. Patience, hard work and creativity in coming up with new, different and modern ideas are some of the most important qualities that choreographers and movement directors should have. It is also important that a choreographer or a movement director should have passion for doing such work and let the work inspire him/her at all times to keep in doing the best. One should also be confident about the work they have done as well as during a performance, show high level of confidence. It is important for a choreographer or movement director to put into consideration the event, venue and the audience the performance shall be done. Proper selection of a suitable style which integrates with the performers’ talents and skills will build their confidence during a performance. Another dance tip for choreographers and movement directors is to ensure that the transitions put between the various sections of a performance are not boring and dull but should be fun.