Choreographic pre-seminar 2
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
This course is to provide students experience with procedures related to the choreographic process from selection of subject matter and music proposal to the final creation of a short choreographic composition „THEME AND VARIATION.“ This course is linked to the Choreography Seminar 1 in the second semester focusing on the relationship of dance and music. The result of the course is a choreographic composition for a given music proposal focusing on the pure movement creation of the music without a story subtext. The final exam takes place before the Deans' Commission.
Mode of study
Moderated discussions and discussions.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
This course is only for Choreography students.
In the second semester the Choreography Seminar will cover the practical aspect of the assignment: Theme and variation. Students select through their own inspiration a music composition of that type. The same as a music composer, the choreographer creates a movement theme and develops that theme into movement variations.
The main education aim is that the movement theme is as closely linked as possible to the music composition. The selection of movement tools, spatial treatment and dynamics develop through inspiration and at the same time respect the music form and original choreography theme. This is a purely abstract choreography without an effort towards content. The number of performances is open.
The semester paper: The student prepare an abstract choreography composition of their own choice Theme and Three Variations in a length of 5 minutes.
The study choreography will be performed in an exam before a Dean's committee.
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.
Kröschlová, Jarmila: Výrazový tanec, Praha 1964.
Assessment methods and criteria
During the semester individual readings and active participation in class discussions are required.
Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Choreography (Bc) (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)