Conscious attention toward a certain point; with eyes, body parts, or the direction in which the dancer faces. Focus is not just confined to the eyes. It also involves the use of the whole body focus to project and to communicate the intention of the dance.


The imaginary or real point in the performance space where the audience’s attention is to be directed. Focus also refers to the acting technique of concentrating gaze and body in a particular manner to direct audience attention. Lighting and scenography can direct audience attention through the manipulation of the visual elements and principles of design.