Basics of Dance Aesthetics 1
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|107EBDA1||Z||2||1 seminar hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 41 to 51 hours of self-study||English||winter|
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
- orientation in the theory determining the profile of the dance discipline
- knowledge of the procedures of understanding and processing one's own practices in a practical and spiritual level
- an overview of the ways and possibilities of professional artistic skills adequate to an aesthetic understanding of the world
- knowledge of the history of aesthetics can be understood in the context of other semester assignments
- understanding of the contemporary and timeless value of a work of art
- achieve knowledge and skills, can apply in the presentation of his/her teaching and artistic competence
Mode of study
Prerequisites and co-requisites
The course deals with general aesthetics applied to special dance aesthetics. Students will learn about general aesthetic categories and concepts related to movement and the body (in dance). The introduction to the study of aesthetics also includes a general overview of the development and characteristics of European philosophy.
Teaching is based on the ability to construct thought and understanding of concepts, which are conducted in the form of a scholarly disputation. This type of interactive lecture and debate leads the student to self-reflection and helps to solve the assigned tasks effectively. Professional guidance ensures the quality of understanding of aesthetics and the acquisition of professional discourse in which the student uses the acquired knowledge and skills of the field and demonstrates the ability to apply them in a distinctive way.
The aim of the study is to acquire knowledge of aesthetic phenomena, relationships, as well as the theory of perception, observation and cognition. Students are introduced to the aesthetic function, the principle of judgment formation, aesthetic experience and the concept of beauty of the body and beauty of movement.
- Beauty and ancient aesthetics
- the most prominent features of the aesthetic
- sensory reception
- development of imagination and imagery
- the sense of movement and its „revelation“
- reflections on the phenomenon and aesthetics of the body and corporeality
- the beauty of the human body and the beauty of movement (adoration, provocation...)
- taste, the sublime, aesthetic education, attitude and opinion
- aesthetic creativity
- non-artistic and artistic aesthetics and kitsch
- Apolline and Dionysian principles
- aesthetic value of dance
Recommended or required reading
ARISTOTLE. Poetics. Penguin Classics, 1997. ISBN 978-0140446364.
TOWNSEND, Dabney. The A to Z of Asthetics. Scarecrow Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0810875814.
DAVIES, Stephen ed. Companion to Aesthetics. Willey-Blackwell, 2009. ISBN 978-1405169226.
ROYCE PETERSON, Anya. The Antropology of Dance. Vyd. 1. Indiana University Press 1977. ISBN 978-1852730888.
BESTDavid. Expression in Movement and The Arts. London: Henry Kimpton Publishers, 1974.
JANEČEK, Václav. Tělo a tanec. 1. vyd. Praha: Akademie múzických umění v Praze, 1997. 103 s. ISBN 80-85883-23-6.
ZICH, Otakar. Estetika dramatického umění: teoretická dramaturgie. 2. vyd. Praha: Panorama, 1987.
ZUSKA, Vlastimil. Estetika: úvod do současnosti tradiční disciplíny. Vyd. 1. Praha: Triton, 2001. 132 s. ISBN 80-7254-194-3.
LENDEROVÁ, Milena. Dějiny těla : prameny, koncepty, historiografie. 1. vydání. Červený Kostelec: Pavel Mervart, 2013. 261 stran. ISBN 978-80-7465-068-0.
Základní pojmy divadla: teatrologický slovník. 1. vyd. Praha: Libri Národní divadlo v Praze, 2004. 348 s. ISBN 80-7277-194-9.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination of knowledge and skills, presentation of research on selected concepts and examples of their manifestation in the art of dance
Other requirements: 80% attendance, activity in class, working on partial assignments
No schedule has been prepared for this course