Victoria: Typically, I listen to the music I'll dance to over and over - at least 15 times! Meanwhile, I'm brainstorming choreography and trying to understand the musicality of the piece. For example, where are the accents in the music? Does the mood change? I try to understand the music so that the choreography "matches" in a way. For this piece, however, I felt that improvisation made the most sense. I wanted to be intentional and authentic in my interactions with the pieces; therefore, I brainstormed a few sequences that I thought conveyed a celebratory, yet revering sentiment and flowed well into each other. Then I rehearsed transitions that made sense in between certain moves, making sure to focus on my right side (due to an injury in my left knee). For the actual video shoot, I played around with the sequences and paid attention to what I was feeling as I viewed the paintings. So basically, what I did was a sort-of rehearsed improvisation - if that makes any sense!