Self-critical appreciation: meaning

Self-critical appreciation: meaning

Understanding and Conveying Meaning

  • Identify: Pinpoint the key ideas, themes or emotions you wish to convey in a dance piece.
  • Translate: Work on translating these abstract concepts into physical movements.


  • Choreography: Assess how effectively your choreography interprets and presents the identified meaning.
  • Performance: Analyze how your performance portrays the intended meaning to the audience.

Expression and Communication

  • Emotional Expression: Evaluate how effectively you convey the intended emotions through your facial expressions and body language.
  • Artistry: Look at the artistry in your dance, relating to the stylistic nuances that add depth to the interpreted meaning.

Feedback and Adjustment

  • Audience Feedback: Consider the opinions and perceptions of the audience. How well have they understood the intended meaning?
  • Adjustments: Make necessary adjustments based on self-reflection and feedback.


  • Journaling: Keep a journal documenting your thoughts and process. Reflect upon your progress, noting down the learning and improvements.
  • Regular Review: Regularly revisit your documentation to analyse your growth and development in conveying the intended meaning through your dance.

Innovation and Creativity

  • Originality: Examine how original your interpretation of the meaning is.
  • Creativity: Look at your choice of movements, patterns, and sequences for the creative depiction of the chosen theme or concept.