What Every Dancer Needs To Know by Rob Bettmann

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Below is the only performance that Jen Stimmel and I had of ‘What Every Dancer Needs to Know’.

I made the dance thinking about teaching… it seems that most teachers tell you what you need to know. That’s part of the role: they set the curriculum. But do we all need the same thing? Sure, you are more marketable with certain strengths. Do we all have the same best road toward those strengths?

I’m not certain that I was able to actually capture what I was after. I think I did, but really: this is a three minute dance. Only so much you can really look for in three minutes.

I really enjoyed working with Jen, and am pleased with the dance we were able to create. Thank you to Joy of Motion for including me in their Choreographer’s Showcase.

Here is the first draft, which we shot to submit for another showcase. (we didn’t get in.)

This is an itty-bitty little dance. I was mindful of trying to not make it be too much. I am also mindful of its high level of abstraction. Since I created it, I have done some editing. We took out all of the downward facing dogs. I felt like they were illuminating a lack of movement invention on my part. Some other changes to make it more fluid… Would love to hear thoughts or suggestions on this. Have final rehearsal next week.

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