The process of designing dances is known as choreography. 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. Dance choreography or dance composition 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. Specifications on human movements and forms to be done in choreography are quite a number and they depend on 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. Planned choreography and improvisation are the two major techniques used in dance choreography by choreographers.
There are also movement directors who work together with choreographers where they arrange the movements of actors in the different production settings such as film, television, theater, animation, and opera. Movement directors work closely with the performers and the directors to ensure that there is realization of the physical life of work. 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. Researching on certain embodied information passed to the directors and performers regarding ethnicity, etiquette, personal journey, characters condition and specialists movement is also done by the movement directors. In most cases although not at all times, choreographers can function also a movement directors.
There are various dance tips for choreographers and movement directors need. 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. Being inspired and having a passion for one’s work is also another very important quality that a movement director or choreographer should possess. Showing confidence during a performance is very important and it begins from the choreographer and movement director also having and showing confidence in the piece of work. One should consider certain things during choreography such as the event, venue and the audience to perform to. The confidence of the performers can also be enhance by the choreographer through selection of a suitable style that suits the skills and talent of the performers. Transitions put in between the various sections in a performance should be made fun and enjoyable.