The process of designing dances is known as choreography. The design of symbolic representations of human dance form and movement which uses various methods such as word and letter notation, numerical systems, path mapping as well as figures and graphical symbols is also known as choreography. Choreography in dance includes the use of organic unity, variation, and theme, repetition as well as non-rhythmic and rhythmic articulation that have been composed together. There are various purposes of choreography to design dances which can be performed before a specific audience. In choreography, there are various specifications made for human movements and forms done in regard to shape, time, energy, and space within a non-literal or emotional context. The various dance techniques from which movement language in choreography is taken includes contemporary dance, ballet, jazz dance, folk dance, hip hop dance, k pop, techno, religious dance as well as a combination of these. Planned choreography and improvisation are the two major techniques used in dance choreography by choreographers.
There are also movement directors who work together with choreographers where they arrange the movements of actors in the different production settings such as film, television, theater, animation, and opera. Movement directors help in realizing that work has gotten its physical life by working closely with the performers and the directors. Movement directors usually make a proposal on the physical language to be used by directors and performers as well as coming up with skills in teaching and training methods that help in enhancing a given physical style. Researching on certain embodied information passed to the directors and performers regarding ethnicity, etiquette, personal journey, characters condition and specialists movement is also done by the movement directors. Choreographers although not all of them are part of the skill set for movement directors.
There are various tips that one need as a choreographer and a movement director. Patience, hard work and creativity in coming up with new, different and modern ideas are some of the most important qualities that choreographers and movement directors should have. Having passion for your work is also important for choreographers and movement directors since they will be inspired in the process. One should also be confident about the work they have done as well as during a performance, show high level of confidence. Being aware of the event, venue and the audience will be of great importance during dance choreography. The confidence of the performers can also be enhance by the choreographer through selection of a suitable style that suits the skills and talent of the performers. Transitions put in between the various sections in a performance should be made fun and enjoyable.