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Choreo Score
 
A Complete Multi-Media Dance Score

For decades choreographers have been struggling to document and archive dance in a way similar to the music industry with notation and a written score. There has been varying degrees of success to this approach. To date, there has been no notation technique or format that has been embraced by the everyday working choreographers and teachers in the dance community. There are a number of reasons for this. The fundamental issues are the complexity of dance, the many different styles of dance and the different languages and vocabulary for those styles. Attempting to notate the infinite variations and nuance of dance in only a written format requires a complex and technical language. Learning a non-intuitive technical language is not something most artists want or have the time to learn.

Choreo Technology LLC has a different approach to the dance score and dance notation called a Choreo Score™ using Choreo Notes™ and ChoreoMotion™ technologies. Choreo Technology's approach is to combine the different techniques  that choreographer's are using every day to communicate dance including verbal direction, notes, audio, video, storyboards etc. into one multi-media dance score called a Choreo Score™.

Rather than attempting to capture all of the complexity and nuance of a performance in writing, Dance Designer's Choreo Score™ uses the media that is most suitable to communicate a particular aspect of the motion and performance. Video is good for communicating the emotion, the mood, the quality and some of the details of a performance. These elements are difficult to communicate in writing. Choreographers are videotaping their rehearsals and performances every day. However video is 2 dimensional and does not communicate spatial relationships well. Additionally, learning or recreating a dance from only a performance video is very time consuming and tedious process. How far upstage is a performer? What is the performing doing that is behind another performer or off camera? This is where ChoreoMotion™ comes in, communicating the spatial relationships, paths, patterns, formations and even what is happening off camera. Choreo Notes™ provides the notation, basic motion information what count, what step, what direction, how many, etc. in the vocabulary choreographers and dancers use and understand. A narration track with the choreographer's direction and instruction communicates the intention and artistic concept directly from the creator's mouth.   

A "Choreo Score" contains

1 Music Track   The performance track
1 Narration Track Choreographers instruction and direction
1 Video Track  A locked off wide angle of the performance and close ups or a front and back angles synchronized
ChoreoMotion™   Includes path, pattern, formation animation of dancers and props viewed on the stage ground plan
Choreo Notes™  Includes up to 8 groups and 50 dancer tracks


All of these elements combined in Dance Designer create a detailed picture of the performance called a Choreo Score™. The real innovation in Dance Designer and the Choreo Score™ is the display and communication of this information. Dance Designer takes all of these elements and synchronizes them so the choreographer and performer can view all of the elements simultaneously or individually.

Dance Designer software synchronizes all of these elements, playing them back and viewing them together create a very usable practical way to communicate, document and archive dance, cheer and figure skating choreography.



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