Choreographers are mandated with the role of dance designing. 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. In choreography, there are various specifications made for human movements and forms done in regard to shape, time, energy, and space within a non-literal or emotional context. 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. Planned choreography and improvisation are the two major techniques used in dance choreography by choreographers.
Movement directors arrange the movements of actors in the different production settings such as film, television, theater, animation and opera and they work together with the choreographers. Movement directors work closely with the performers and the directors to ensure that there is realization of the physical life of work. 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. The movement director will also do research on certain embodied information passed to the directors and performers regarding ethnicity, etiquette, personal journey, characters condition and specialists movement. Working as a movement director and choreographer can be done by the same person although not at all times.
Choreographers and movement directors need various tips for a dance. The major qualities that a movement director and a choreographer should possess are 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. One should also be confident about the work they have done as well as during a performance, show high level of confidence. Being aware of the event, venue and the audience will be of great importance during dance choreography. 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.