Infra: similarities with other dances

Infra: similarities with other dances

Infra: Structural Devices

  • Repetition: Certain movements and sequences are repeated throughout the performance. This helps establish themes and motives in the dance.
  • Unison and canon: The dancers often perform the same movements together or one after another to create visual impact and unity.

Infra: Spatial Devices

  • Line formations: Dancers position themselves in various lines (vertical/horizontal/diagonal) to create dynamic shapes and patterns.
  • Use of stage space: Dancers utilize the whole stage, moving from one place to another. This can convey ideas such as transition, exploration, or freedom.

Infra: Emotional Devices

  • Facial expression: Dancers’ faces are expressive, helping to communicate the emotional tone of the piece.
  • Gestures: Specific gestures are used to symbolize certain emotions or ideas.

Infra: Choreographic Devices to Develop Material

  • Variation and development: A dance motif is manipulated in a variety of ways (for example, size, level, direction changes) to keep the dance interesting and to contribute to the narrative/theme.
  • Retrograde: Movements or sequences are performed backwards.

Infra: Use of Dynamics and Rhythm

  • Acceleration and Deceleration: The tempo change of the movements is often used to create surprise, suspense or to emphasize certain moments in the dance.
  • Musicality: The choreography is completely attuned with the music score, contributing to the emotional impact of the piece.

Remember, understanding and identifying choreographic devices is crucial for appreciating further layers of a dance.