Ballet in Wienna 2

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107BVV2 ZK 2 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.

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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 in Vienna 1.

Course contents

The presentation tracks the most important events, activities and figures on the Viennese ballet scene from the beginning of the 19th century to the present with an emphasis on the interaction of those events with those in the Czech environment. Attention will be devoted in detail to the Romance ballet period in which Vienna was one of the most important ballet centers and where leading figures of that style were active, for example; Filippo and Marie Taglioni, Fanny Elssler, Jules Perrot and others. Students are introduced to the local form of late-Romance balletIn the second half of the 19th century as presented by choreographer Josef Hassreiter and his narrative, patriotic ballet (Rund um Wien,Puppenfee). Great space is given to a presentation of the Viennese contribution to forming the European dance modern (the hosting of Isadora Duncan, Viennese dancers Grete Wiesenthal, Gertrud Kraus, Gertrud Bodenweieser and others.). In the period following the Second World War the lectures review some selected figures and events of Viennese ballet history.

Recommended or required reading

Alexander, Gerda; Groll, Hans: Tänzerin, Choreographin, Pädagogin Rosalia Chladek, Wien 1995.

Oberzaucher-Schüller, Gunhild ed.: Ausdruckstanz, Wilhelmshaven 1974.

Dunlop MacTavish, Shona: Bertrud Bodenwieser, Bremen 1995.

Fiedler, Leonhard; Lang, Martin eds.: Grete Wiesenthal. Die schönheit der Sprache des Körpers im Tanz, Salzburg, Wien 1985.

Guest, Ivor: Fanny Elssler, London 1970.

Manor, Giora: The Life and Dance of Gertrud Kraus, Hakibbutz Hameuchad 1978.

Nics, Peter; Weissenböck, Jarmila eds.: Tanz: 20. Jahrhundert in Wien, Wien 1979.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on activity in lectures.



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