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Is choreography composed according to any set ideals or proportions like the golden ratio?

Asked by cthulette (177points) May 10th, 2012

In painting, artists commonly follow set proportions (such as the golden mean) and other rules of composition based on natural mathematical occurrences.

In art (and music, but less so for me because I am not a musician) the link between a composition and these natural patterns is clear to me. I’m sure that dance has underlying patterns such as the Fibonacci sequence, but I am at a loss to notice it.

Does the composition of choreography follow any such things (as an artist composes a still life based on the golden mean)? Is there some natural pattern that creates dance that is pleasing or unpleasing? Does a choreographer have these things in mind while composing a dance?

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