A choreographer's process: a personal story

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2009
Keywords: 
Writing process
Choreographic process
Choreography
Writing
Audience
Specifics
Design
Abstract: 

In the field of the choreographic arts, there appears to be no one set process of creation. Choreographers appear to agree that the creative process is a mystery and achieved differently by individual choreographers. This study attempts to determine whether the four elements of the creative writing process (discovering a subject, sensing an audience, searching for specifics and creating a design) as defined by Murray (1968, 1990) and redefined by Mamchur (2004) are present and recognizable in the choreographic process in order to suggest that choreography could also be taught in a similar and structured way enabling choreographic students to create expressive work in much the same way that writing students do.

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Thesis
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Department: 
Faculty of Education - Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.A.)
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