Here are some ideas on how to help artists with creating solo work.  Often with emerging artists, we have found that they get stuck in one place with the ideas and need simple ways of developing their material. If you have a base of material or a study to work with -here are some ideas on developing it further.

  1. Make sure you are thinking about the space, where you want to be and travel, let that inform what directions your process takes you
  2. String together the studies in the most organic way and play with what the transitions could become (new material, section or way to travel)
  3. Take studies into new parts of the body, change your facing/relationship to the floor
  4. Take the sequence of a study and give yourself a clear parameter (like traveling in a line or moving from standing to floor and back up)  
  5. Take a study and change the order of events, or retrograde the direction or vocabulary
  6. Play with tempo within a study, changing a fast motion to an extreme slowness or vice-versa
  7. Take one movement from each study and try making them connect by building transitions
  8. Attach a sentence to each study and try reciting the text at different points in the solo
  9. Look at your score and let that determine the trajectory of the vocabulary

︎︎︎from Rob Kitsos