Designing dances is a process carried out by choreographers. 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 is also known as choreography. Dance choreography or dance composition includes the use of organic unity, variation, and theme, repetition as well as non-rhythmic and rhythmic articulation that have been composed together. The purpose of choreography is 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. Contemporary dance, ballet, jazz dance, folk dance, hip hop dance, k pop, techno, religious dance as well as a combination of these are some of the dance techniques from which movement language in choreography is taken. 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. The major role of movement directors is to enhance the realization of physical life of the work by working closely with the performers and the directors. Movement directors usually make a proposal on the physical language to be used by directors and performers as well as coming up with skills in teaching and training methods that help 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.
Choreographers and movement directors need various tips for a dance. 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. A choreographer and a movement director should be highly confident for their work and train the performers to show confidence during performance. Being aware of the event, venue and the audience will be of great importance during dance choreography. One should choose the most suitable style that will suit the talents and skills of the performers to ensure that they have an easy time in perfecting the performance. Another dance tip for choreographers and movement directors is to ensure that the transitions put between the various sections of a performance are not boring and dull but should be fun.