Phrases and bars

W J Austin

Message 455 · 31 Oct 1994 11:50:41 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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> I've had the unfortunate experience of trying to dance to an amateur
> dance devisor's creation where the "rules" were broken to make the
> dance more interesting. I would advise sticking to 8 bar phrases
> because the musical cues need to match the movements. Dances
> where the movements don't align with music rarely survive for long.
> People don't enjoy them.

Hmm, you've made the same point as a number of others but have also
raised a new question: how many professional dance devisors are there
out there? I thought that we were all "amatuer", devisors and dancers
alike. I'm willing to be corrected if they do it differently in your
part of the world.

Bill

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