Taking an image, sound or movement, apply any of the below...

16 ways to manipulate a motif:
  1. Inversion
  2. Condense/Expand
  3. Tempo Change
  4. Repetition
  5. Retrograde
  6. Rhythm
  7. Quality
  8. Instrumentation, vary body parts  
  9. Force
  10. Background
  11. Staging
  12. Embellishment (ornamentation)
  13. Change the Planes
  14. Additive/Incorporative
  15. Fragmentation
  16. Combination (the above)

︎︎︎used in music and dance as a compositional device, this is a way of taking a simple idea and expanding on it 

︎︎︎from The Intimate Act of Choreography, by Blom & Chaplin