Another idea that helps you explore new possibilities and transform your freestyles or choreographies is to work with imaginary attributes of the floor.
What this means is you style your movement with the goal to create the illusion of dancing on a certain kind of underground. It can be defined through simple adjectives like:
- everything you can come up with
or by a more vivid image:
- dancing on raw eggs
- in a swamp
- in the desert
- on a frozen lake
- stepping on chewing gum
- and whatever more you can imagine
You will execute your moves in a different way if you immerse yourself into the idea. This concept is very close to storytelling, but it gives you just one idea to work with, instead of a whole plotline.
The only tricky point in this one is that it only works if you commit and believe in the image that you want to create. That is not a thing for everyone, but I strongly recommend you give it a try, as being able to believe in your concept/story/idea will help you to improve your performance-abilities a lot.