I must confess as an total amateur I have done a angsty choreo on myself ( friends and family has to watch it ), too - but with lots of dancing and a happy end .
It's easier to build and understand- you have a fearful moment to throw yourself onto the floor (why else I should get there?) and do a bit of rolling, and then get more up and higher as music and choreo gets more happy to a nice end.
The local dance company here dances in their modern pieces - you can watch these shows, perhaps they are not contemporary enough. But I like it.