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WHAT DO YOU NEED TO CHOREOGRAPH?
- Funding, funding and more funding... Need to support my dance company in order to choreograph
- I do not have a laundry list, and I have everything I need to make a dance if not on others, then on myself.
- Time. I always wish there are a few more rehearsals on the schedule for me to perfect things. I feel my dances are always uncompleted...
- More commissions will be nice. Getting the attention of artistic directors is not always easy for a freelancer
- I need dancers, space and funding. It is strange that our creative process needs logistics which do not require creativity but practicality to get.
- As a mother, teacher and immigrant living in NYC, working on a new piece, “No More Beautiful Dances,” I find that what I need the most to choreograph is time: time to improvise, film, take notes, dialogue with collaborators, reframe, and re-perform.
- Space! Which I now finally have.
- Inspiration, brain and music.
- 1. Studio Space...yes, please, pretty please
2. A Development Grant
- A cleared head; usually by running, writing, and sitting among trees (especially if there’s wind), all of which require time.
- Space is essential!
- Generally speaking: unbridled passion for a vision (commitment, knowledge, skills) + a community of patrons/participants who believe + funding (for logistics, time, space, venue, PR, etc.). It is a juggling act to cultivate all three.
- Ideas, and the technique, creativity and persistence to realize them through movement.
- The truth!
- Inspiration (which can come from many things including ideas, dreams, people, places, commissions, deadlines etc.), time, space, money — generally, in that order.
- I need to choreograph. Period. It’s a lifeline for me. It’s a mode of creative expression. It is equally challenging and satisfying, profoundly human and deeply engaging as an artistic process. For me, choreography is life.