For more than a decade, award-winning choreographer Emily Molnar has served as Artistic Director of the innovative, collaborative and creation-based company Ballet BC in Canada. Under her leadership, the company has developed a bold and diverse repertory that has made a unique and valuable contribution to the development of dance in Canada. She speaks with ICONS and shares her artistic vision, creative process and advice to emerging choreographers.
ICONS INSPIRE is a monthly digital portrait and a one-on-one interview with a groundbreaking choreographer. Get the insider point of view on an important dancemaker creative process, background and training to inspire, provoke and challenge your intellectual repertoire.
Welcome to ICON SMART! We are happy to announce the recent creation of the first ever Choreographic Institute here in Washington, D.C. USA --- a long needed educational platform to foster creativity and develop professional skills specifically for emerging choreographers. Our Info Pack is available to download here.
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- April B. - ...through a multi-layered process of building an awareness of the expansive lexicon of human movement; training the student in self-defining practices such as improvisation and Authentic Movement; and giving them choreographic tasks/studies.
- Julia G. - Perhaps compositional techniques are a craft, but choreography encompasses more than composition. Trial and error, an openness to ambiguity are necessary ingredients. Teaching is presenting tasks with the aim to explore process and create art.
- Rebecca T. - There are multiple layers of education a choreographer - including improvisational skills, composition, and use of structural elements, as well as intellectual skills such as conducting research and knowledge of the art form.
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