Ballet after 1945/2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
107BPV2 ZK 3 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

This course is arranged among hisotry designed lecture whose aim is a detailed knoweldge of particular developmental phases of European dance arts. The course supplements knowledge acquired in historical survey lectures.

Mode of study


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Presumed completion of Survey of the History of Dance and Ballet and Survey of the History of Ballet in the Czech Republic. Course is linked to Ballet after 1945 1.

Course contents

Presentation of the development of history on the American continent with emphasis on events in the US as the main ballet center. Tracing the unique features of American history and the intersections of American and European devleopment, mutual influences and interaction.

The formation of significant ballet ensembles: American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, their repertoires, artists, performers.

Ballet Neo-classic in the works of George Ballanchine and Jerome Robbins, The works of Anthony Tudor, Agnes de Mille and others.

The characteristics of the American performing style, activities of important Russian immigrants in America (Michail Baryshnikov, Natalia Makarova and others.

Recommended or required reading

Ashley, Merrill: Dancing for Balanchine, New York 1984.

Buckle, Richard: George Balanchine: Ballet Master, New York 1988.

Denby, Edwin: Dance Writings, New York 1986.

Kirstein, Lincoln: Thirty Years: The New York City Ballet, New York 1978.

Payne, Charles: American Ballet Theatre, New York 1977.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on: activity in lectures

Condition for successfull completion of the course: oral exam.


In the 2010/2011 academic year this course is not scheduled.

Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

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