Choreographic pre-seminar 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
107CHPR1 Z 3 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course is to provide basic experience with procedures related to the choreographic process from the selection of subject matter and music basis to the final creation of a short choreographic composition. The course is in the character of practical classes. In the first semester the focus is on creative issues with movement (developing movement in a space, form modifications). The work takes place through movement sketches and short choreographic wholes.

Mode of study

Moderated discussions and discussions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

This course is only for Choreography students.

Course contents

Choreographic exercises on topics:

Movement in a space, movement and form, movement and rhythm, movement and dynamics.

Selection of step mateiral in relation to music. Choreographic inspiration in music of various provenience. Logic and naturalness of music, reversible and irreversible movement, logical movement continuation.

Working with notation material. Reading live music scores. Students search for a composition Theme and Variatoin, for the exam be for the Dean's committee in the second semester.

Course work: based on acquired knowledge, students create an abstract choreography respecting the relationship of movement to space, form, rhythm and dynamics. The professor gives the music sample. Students receive credit for the etude performed personally by the student.

Recommended or required reading

Ellfeldt, Lois: A primer for choreographers, Waveland Press 1998.

Humphrey, Doris: The art of making dances, New york 1959.

Mlíkovská, Jiřina: Choreografické etudy, Praha 1964.

Mlíkovská, Jiřina: Vybrané kapitoly z choreografie, Praha 1990.

Mlíkovská, Jiřina: Choreografické výklady a etudy, Praha 1995.

Assessment methods and criteria

Independent reading and active participation in class are required during the semester.



Schedule for winter semester 2021/2022:

room H1041
black studio

(Hartig Palace)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 16:00–17:30 Lucie HOLÁNKOVÁ black studio
Hartig Palace

Schedule for summer semester 2021/2022:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

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