Dance Magazine: Why Every Dancer Should Choreograph At Least Once, According to Boston Conservatory at Berklee
5 april 2019
The way we create and consume dance is changing every day. Now more than ever, the field demands that dancers not only be able to perform at the highest level, but also collaborate with choreographers to bring their artistic visions to life. Dancers who miss out on choreographic training may very well find themselves at a disadvantage as they try to launch their careers.
At Boston Conservatory at Berklee—which was just named a top school for aspiring choreographers by College Magazine—choreography courses are an essential aspect of the curriculum. “The skills you learn choreographing make you a better artist all-around, and help you build a diverse portfolio,” says dean of dance Tommy Neblett. “Not to mention these skills are transferable to so many different areas within and beyond the performing arts.”
Here’s why Neblett recommends all dance students try choreography at least once:
1. You’ll have a huge professional advantage.
Read the rest in Dance Magazine.
My daughter is getting into dance and wants to make a career of it, so I wanted tips on helping her succeed. I didn’t know learning the skills of choreography gives you a diverse portfolio and a competitive advantage. I’ll have to keep that in mind and find ways to showcase her skills in a portfolio, thanks to this post!