20th Cent. Choreography 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
107CHD2 exam 3 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 54 to 69 hours of self-study Czech summer

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This semester continues the presentation in mapping the forms of choreographic works in experimental works. Individual representatives are selected considering the particulars of the choreographic approach used. This is, for example, the so called American post-modern dance and the influence of minimalism in dance (Judson Church, Twyla Tharp, Trisha Brown, Steve Paxton, and others). As well, dance influenced by the visual conception of the abstract, op-art, and happening (Oskar Schlemmer and Bauhaus, Alwin Nikolais), reflected in videodance and its development (Mats Ek, Theresa de Keeresmaaker and others). Buto and other forms influenced by Eastern theatre culture, Tanztheater, particularly the activities of Pina Bausch and her companions, intertwinings of dance and physical (movement) theatre (DV8). Instruction, again, combines a theory presentation with an analysis of dance material and a review of one's viewing experience.

Learning outcomes

The course aim is to develop the understanding of contemporary choreograpy procedures and approaches, orientation of the students is the forms of contemporary choreogaphies, changes in expressive tools and creative approaches and the use of modern technology.

Prerequisites and other requirements

Presumed completion of Dance Analysis, Video-seminar and history lectures. A good bearing in modern dance events is necessary. Linked to Choreography of the 20th Century 1.


Adshead-Landsdale, Janet ed.: Dancing Texts. Intertextuality in Interpretation, London 1999.

Banes, Sally: Terpsichore in Sneakers, Connecticut 1987.

Video recordings of choreographies from the Dance Dept. archives and Kylian Foundation in Prague.

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