Abduction –Body movement away from the mid line.
Additive – While doing a movement phrase add in a jump/turn/slide etc.
Background – Performing a phrase but changing what is happening in the background. (Either the body shape (solo), other dancers or lighting/scene design)
Cannon – Same movement executed at different times.
Cumulative – One phrase is performed but the dancers start staggered in time.
Reverting (Overlapping and non-overlapping) –Dancers complete a phrase from beginning to end at
different starting intervals. It may or may not overlap.
Simultaneous - All dancers complete a looping phrase at the same time but at different starting points.
Chance – Randomly assigned movement phrases.
Direction – Perform phrase in a different direction.
Flocking – Movement in a group that changes leaders as the direction changes.
Force – Vary the force/strength of movements. (weak/strong)
Fragmentation – Use parts of the phrase but not the whole thing.
High-point – Changing the accent or crescendo of movement.
Incorporative – Make the dance phrase into a jump/turn/locomotor pattern etc.
Instrumentation – Perform the movement with a different body part.
Upside-down – Flip movement over a horizon line.
Lateral - Flip movement over a vertical line.
Levels/Planes – Change the height or plane movement occurs on. ( High/medium/low, Sagittal/coronal/transverse)
Quality – Change the movement quality. (Wavy/erratic/floating/punching etc.)
Repetition – Repeat the movement exactly the same.
Retrograde – Perform the movement in backward order from the end to the start.
Rotation – Pivoting around an axis. (Internal or external)
Rhythm – Add pulses/beats to the movement.
Size – Condense or expand movement.
Staging – Perform in a different place on the stage.
Tempo – Perform the movement with varying speeds. (Fast/slow)