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WHERE TO START
Select a line or a short monologue from one of Shakespeare’s plays. You can use the text as your inspiration for movement or you can incorporate it into the piece. Consider mixing movement with speech instead of music or having the dancers speak as they dance.
Select a major theme from one of Shakespeare’s plays. Use this as a jumping off point to create a movement sequence with that theme as the central focus. The theme can be used to create a mood, atmosphere or an action series in the piece.
Do you relate well to a Shakespearean character? Use one to inspire your creation of a movement series. Let their personality influence your movement and use their story for choreographic inspiration.
Recreate one of Shakespeare’s scenes! Start by outlining the main plot points in the scene and creating movement phrases to recreate them. You can choose to choreograph the separate plot points all together or separate into smaller groups. Link them together with transitions; movements that connect each separate plot point into one full piece.
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