Today’s daily prompt is: If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be, and why?
I would like to be Sylvie Guillem at the time of filming ‘Smoke’ choreographed by Mats Ek. Why? To dance using her mind and body, to experience working with Mats Ek, and to live the process of making dance for film.
Choreographing a solo can be a daunting prospect. Identifying and developing aspects of your personal style in dance and choreography is essential to making a good work.
There are plenty of contemporary solos on the web that you can look at for inspiration. We will post links to solos on this blog, and when we have a good range, we’ll write up an analysis on Dancing Capital.
Here are two videos from Jasmine Melrose. Her personal style is clearly evident, and this influences the way she uses movement, space, time and dynamics in her work.