The process of designing dances is known as choreography. Another definition of choreography is the design of symbolic representations of human dance form and movement which uses various methods such as word and letter notation, numerical systems, path mapping as well as figures and graphical symbols. Choreography in dance includes the use of organic unity, variation, and theme, repetition as well as non-rhythmic and rhythmic articulation that have been composed together. There are various purposes of choreography to design dances which can be performed before a specific audience. Specification of various human forms and movements done in regard to shape, time, energy, and space within a non-literal or emotional context is what is involved in choreography. The various dance techniques from which movement language in choreography is taken includes contemporary dance, ballet, jazz dance, folk dance, hip hop dance, k pop, techno, religious dance as well as a combination of these. There are two techniques used by choreographers in dance choreography such as planned choreography and improvisation.
Movement directors work hand in hand with choreographers where they arrange the movements of actors in the different production settings such as film, television, theater, animation, and opera. Movement directors help in realizing that work has gotten its physical life by working closely with the performers and the directors. Movement directors also propose on the physical language to be used by directors and performers as well as coming up with skills in teaching and training methods that helps in enhancing a given physical style. Another major role of movement directors is to do a thorough search on certain embodied information passed to the directors and performers regarding ethnicity, etiquette, personal journey, characters condition and specialists movement. In most cases although not at all times, choreographers can function also a movement directors.
There are various dance tips for choreographers and movement directors need. Movement directors and choreographers need to have certain qualities such as patience, hard work and creativity in coming up with new, different and modern ideas. It is also important that a choreographer or a movement director should have passion for doing such work and let the work inspire him/her at all times to keep in doing the best. Showing confidence during a performance is very important and it begins from the choreographer and movement director also having and showing confidence in the piece of work. One should consider certain things during choreography such as the event, venue and the audience to perform to. The confidence of the performers can also be enhance by the choreographer through selection of a suitable style that suits the skills and talent of the performers. Transitions put in between the various sections in a performance should be made fun and enjoyable.