Help me come up with a name for my ensemble

2 years, 5 months ago

I am working on a choreography project, and I need to find a name for the group of nine dancers who will perform it. It’s contemporary dance.
I’m looking for a word related maybe to movement, to dreams, to the mind, to stories, to nature… It could be anything, I’m just giving you some ideas. I’d prefer it to be in a language that is not English, I’m curious to see what you can think about.

August 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm

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Profile photo of stryder stryder (@stryder) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

Just to start you off how about Kori. It is the New Zealand Maori word for movement.

Profile photo of Alexandra Rudice Alexandra Rudice (@majestictraveller) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@lechuza, Movimento (Portuguese)

or… Jeugo or… Tiempo
(Spanish) variants from the word Movement.

Profile photo of Uza Uza (@lechuza) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

Thank you guys! I like your ideas, I will definitely consider them.

@stryder, do you know other words in Maori? Like dance, life, spirit, road, bird, wind…?

Keep them coming, HEthens…

Profile photo of stryder stryder (@stryder) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@lechuza, I’m not an expert on Maori but here are a few more words for you which I think could work as the name of a dance act:

ora = life
harakoa = happy
aroha = love
manu = bird
piki = climb

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