A gymnast or a group of gymnasts who knows how to transform a composition from a well structured routine to artistic performance will never be short of the artistic scores.But what is artistic performance? What are the criteria of good artistic performance? and how this information will going to help aspiring gymnasts?
In addition to the impeccable execution,gymnasts must demonstrate Musicality, Expression and Partnership and combine the elements of the art and the sport into one attractive message towards the audience
All the components of the choreography must fit perfectly together in order to transform a sport exercise into an artistic performance, with creative and unique characteristics by respecting the specificity of Aerobic Gymnastics.
The Two Criteria on which Score of Artistic component is based are:
Originality/Creativity and expression:
The routine should be like a small piece of art, which should leave something memorable, a story or an impression, created with the means of Aerobic Gymnastics. Creative routines are when all the routine components match perfectly with the music and the theme of the exercise in sport manner, making captivating and impressed the audience. Presentation of new, creative and original movements (collaborations, transitions, etc). All other movements included in the General Content should have a reason to be included; meaningful movements. Feminine arm and upper body movements and masculine arm and body movements must be distinctive, especially with the use of different actions of the hands and wrist. The competitors must demonstrate that they are a team as a unit and therefore show the advantages of being more than one person. This includes the working relationship between the members. When men and women are together in the same team (MP, TR, GR), it is recommended to use neutral movements, however it will be possible to make different movements on purpose in the choreography for the men and the women in some parts of the routine without losing the synchronisation mistake. How a gymnast or group of gymnasts generally present themselves to the jury and the public. Attitude and range of emotion that is expressed not only on the faces, but in the bodies of the gymnasts. The ability to control/manage expression during the performance of the most difficult or complex movements, also through expression, transform movements, both gymnastic elements and choreography, into a singular artistic whole is necessary.
Quality of the performance
The quality (mastery/perfection) of the routine is essential, not only by showing high degree of perfect execution in all difficulty and acrobatic elements, but also in choreography movements (AMP, Transition-linking, Lifts, partnerships, etc.), with the correct technique of all movements. Competitor(s) must give a clean athletic impression with high quality movements (clear and sharp), appropriate for an Aerobic Gymnastics. The whole routine is performed with impression of lightness and smoothly, with high degree of perfection and virtuosity. The AMP are performed with high degree of perfection and with correct technique. The AMP sequences must be used to enhance the performance and respect the nature of the aerobic gymnastics discipline, in sport manner, respecting the gender of the competitor(s). AMP movements should be precise, elegant, neat, smooth and graceful. The General Content is performed also with high degree of perfection and with correct technique.