Ready to hear my secret? I am really ashamed to admit this…
The way I choreograph….. It’s not standard for my field.
It’s not even normal for a sane person!
How I choreograph…..is~~~
Usually at the last minute.
And I mean last, last, last minute, like I have two or three days to perform it, last minute. And I usually know a month in advance when I have a showing or recording.
I know, it’s pathetic. I cannot give you a reasonable explanation as to why I do it. It’s not that I work best under pressure, because I don’t think I do. It’s not that I don’t have time, because anyone can find time to do what they need or want.
It’s because…..I cannot do it any other way.
Ok, before you give me a lecture about it. Consider my point of view: I have A LOT of ideas coming to me ALL THE TIME. And I change the movements often, as well as the music. Then I get excited over another dance project and set that one aside. Sometimes, I don’t even put the work together, until I step on stage….
I need help. I can admit that. And I am working on doing better.
I make dance notations, I listen repetitively to the chosen songs to memorize its rhythms and timing, and I even have a technique to prefect each movement.
Have I mastered this? Not a day.
Will I change? I hope so soon.
Do you have pity on me? Show me with some change in the hat..
Until then, I will improve……….I will get better……….I will mature in the art of making dances.