A choreographed program and musically interpretive routine with a maximum of eight athletes all using one baton each to demonstrate baton, body, and group skills of synchronic twirling and interactive elements blended together with both stationary and traveling complex body movements, along with exchanges executed to music of the team’s choosing.
The Artistic Team discipline is a group of athletes performing a musically interpretive program showcasing the artistry of choreography via the blending of body and baton to music of choice.
a. Blending of the 3 twirl modes both stationary and traveling executed musically with logical and interpretive bodywork. Creativity, artistry and innovation will serve as the motivation of the program. b. Exchanges and multiple baton work integrated and executed interdependently that aligns with the artistic vision of the program. c. Performance qualities and “mastery of the message” is inherent within the concept of the choreography. d. Staging, floor coverage, forms and evolution of forms/transitions is the “blueprint” of the program and will be used to showcase blended baton/body skills and conceptual “vision” of the program.
The skills presented in the artistic team discipline should be seamless in connection, demonstrating a priority of proper body and baton technique, reflecting the modes and exchanges within the Artistic Team concept.
The base of body and baton skills within the choreography should share equal emphasis, one not over-shadowing the other. The program has an emphasis on musical interpretation via baton and body that results in a “message” that is complete and comprehensible. The program and athletes should be “one” with the music with their prescribed characterization ever-present.
The Artistic Team routine will be choreographically paced with impact moments, highs and lows, contrasts of dynamic performance qualities, interrelationship, interaction and expression that yields quality artistic approaches with the body and baton simultaneously.