Basic Choreography for Education and Movement Scholarship 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
107CHX1 Z 2 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

This course provides Dance Instruction and Dance Research students with experience in the creation of a choreography from motif concept, creation of the screenplay to the movement performance in the extent corresponding to the experience and needs of the students of those studies.

Mode of study

Lecture, class, consultations

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Dance experience, knowledge of dance technique and dance theory basics are necessary for completion of this course.

Course contents

Course instruction is a practical. Students receive creativity assignments in which they try out individual phases of the creative process. This regards, for example, the dramaturgy aspect of choreography creation (creating a scene and its motivation), developing the content (libretto) and its development into a choreographic script. The length is primarily a short etude. In the first semester, instruction covers primarily the issue of dramaturgic structure (intention, idea, topic, content and creation of the dramaturgical concept) and issues regarding creating dancing figures (characterization, action). The course blends theory of choreography creation principles and practical working processes. Experience in one's creative work is compared to examples of the works of prominent world choreographers.

Recommended or required reading

Mlíkovská, Jiřina: Choreografické etudy, Praha 1964.

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

Kröschlová, Jarmila: Výrazový tanec, Praha 1964.

Kröschlová, Jarmila: Nauka o pohybu, Praha 1975.

Humphrey, Doris: The Art of Making Dances, New York 1959.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on:

Activity in lectures and classes.



Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room H1041
black studio

(Hartigovský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Fri 10:45–12:15 Bohumíra ELIÁŠOVÁ black studio
Hartigovský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans