Musical Staging & Consulting
It is the means of empowerment and direction for a performer whether Live or on Television.
Musical Staging are choreographic elements that make a song or performance look more "theatrical" but doesn't necessarily include intense dance choreography.
It is the process of selecting, designing, adapting to, or modifying the performance space. This includes the use or absence of stagecraft elements as well as the structure of the stage and its components.
It also allows the performer to know:
- When to enter and leave the stage
- The best time to move away from the microphone and, most importantly,
- What is the best way to move around the stage during the performance to promote or encourage a more personal connection with your audience.
There are purely mechanical reasons why staging or blocking is crucial. Stage lighting is focused on specific parts of the stage at specific moments, and the performer must be sure to be on his or her "mark" or "spike" or they may not be well lit. Blocking also assures that the stage picture gives the proper focus to the proper places, and ensures transitions occur smoothly.
This becomes even more crucial as modern stage technology allows for ever more elaborate special effects. There are also artistic reasons why blocking can be crucial. Through careful use of positioning on the stage, a director or performer can establish or change the significance of a scene. Different artistic principles can inform blocking, including minimalism and naturalism.
With these directions / tips the Artist(s) will always have points of reference that the artist can refer to during their performance which ultimately leads to consistency, show after show.
Adding impact to your stage performance is crucial for growth and recognition. Rhythms of Dance can add the element to your performance and coach you through all the stages.
For more information please Cindy or call: (403) 228-5765