Profession choreographer

Choreographers create sequences of movements in which motion, form or both are specified. Some choreographers also take up the role of coordinating, teaching and rehearsing performers in the production of the choreography. They can also act as a movement coach for actors.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Social

Knowledge

  • Be in touch with your body

    The key aspects of applied anatomy, psychology, nutrition, physiology, and psychosocial studies and how they relate to the self-awareness of one's body. 

  • Labour legislation

    Legislation, on a national or international level, that governs labour conditions in various fields between labour parties such as the government, employees, employers, and trade unions.

  • Intellectual property law

    The regulations that govern the set of rights protecting products of the intellect from unlawful infringement.

  • Art-historical values

    The historical and artistic values implied in examples of one's branch of art.

Skills

  • Work with broad variety of personalities

    Be flexible and work with a broad mix of personalities.

  • Manage artistic career

    Present yourself and your artistic approach. Position your work in target markets. Promote and market yourself and your oeuvre.

  • Work with respect for own safety

    Apply the safety rules according to training and instruction and based on a solid understanding of the prevention measures and risks to your own personal health and safety.

  • Define artistic approach

    Define your own artistic approach by analysing your previous work and your expertise, identifying the components of your creative signature, and starting from these explorations to describe your artistic vision.

  • Promote yourself

    Market one's own strengths in terms of skills and knowledge.

  • Rehearse artist fly movements

    Help the artist rehearse their flying movements using the appropriate equipment.

  • Develop a choreographic work

    Draw on your imagination to develop new choreographic work. Identify one or several key ideas and develop them. Generate artistic content and create movement sequences. Orchestrate the components of the work and finalise it.

  • Develop artistic research framework

    Develop a framework for investigation on artistic issues.

  • Develop a choreographic language

    Develop movements by defining physical research parameters and use improvisational skills. Ensure that dancers and performers fully understand the selected choreographic elements and make full use of unique qualities of each performer. Develop a vocabulary based on instructions and the use of codified movements. Create a vocabulary based on a gestual signature, based on improvisations, based on creative parameters and production constraints.

  • Train artists in flying

    Train artists in operating fly harnesses and flying systems/rehearse fly movements.

  • Monitor art scene developments

    Monitor artistic events, trends, and other developments. Read recent art publications in order to develop ideas and to keep in touch with relevant art world activities.

  • Assemble an artistic team

    Identify required expertise and artistic needs. Look for potential human resources and candidates, solicit candidates, and conduct solicitation talks and tests. Communicate clearly about the specific project, select team members, and agree on the conditions and requirements of the project.

  • Ensure longevity of choreography

    Update a work for a remount or transpose the work from one location to another. Ensure that a video recording is made, that the integrity of the work is respected and that elements associated with the work are preserved.

  • Design flying movements

    Design flying movements for artists in a live performance.

  • Maintain safe working conditions in performing arts

    Verify the technical aspects of your workspace, costumes, props, etc. Eliminate potential hazards in your work space or performance. Intervene actively in cases of accidents or illness.

Optional knowledge and skills

select music for performance analyse score manage artistic project read dance scores demonstrate technical expertise of your dance style demonstrate specialisation in a dance tradition show intercultural awareness work in an international environment inspire enthusiasm for dance notate different dances teach dance