Accompaniment (sage study)
This includes the production of resonance using an instrument or voice; the acoustic movement of the body and the setting; and the use and maintenance of silence when moving artistically. The variety of dynamic and temporal variations available to the artist allows control and manipulation of the audience and the environment.
As higher forms of thematic content and emotional responses are beckoned for the dancer's presentation, it becomes possible to generate accompaniment through movement, assisting the style and mood of the message being conveyed throughout the field of Dance.
The sage abilities below are those acquired by a character through the study, according to status.
- Aural Setting: performs a dance that transforms a common natural setting into a place of remembrance and beauty.
- Play Instrument: enables the character to proficiently make musical sounds with an instrument of choice.
- Stealth: a stepping-stone towards the character's ability to move with extraordinary silence, with a side effect similar to that related to sure-footedness.
- Master Instrument: beyond playing, a comprehension of reading notes, improvisation, genre, intonation, dynamics, melodic phrasing and more.