Animation in dance

Published: 26 April 2015 |

" I've made stunning discovery that dance and animation has much in common. If you want to create a beautiful key frame with your body, if you want to aim for great timing and spacing, you will need a lot of effort, and sometimes you will be challenged, and sometimes you will even feel pain. If you want to avoid this - you will fail, and dance will fall apart. And if you want to create beautiful animation, you will need to exhaust your brain, if you want it to be beautiful, interesting, surprising, if you want characters to act believably. If you will relax a bit, your animation will suffer: it will become formal, dull. So there is my conclusion: you will need to become skillful masochist, because beautiful things came to life through pain", - Denisova Zina, group B student.


Pay attention to Maya Plisetskaya's body accents, which part is fixed and which - follows through. She has strong key frames and clean dancing. Also pay attention to her body design: straight vs curve, her proportions are made for ballet, for art. See how she squashes before beautiful stretches, how dynamic is her dance before going static before going into subtle movements. As in animation, where scene with all three components, becomes much richer.

Maya reaches the climax of her dance with perfect timing, movement flow and choreography.

Where do our students work?

Most of the second year students are already working as animators,
and many studios are eager to employ them as an interns.