Historical Dances 1
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim is to enable a deeper penetration into the area of so called historic dance from a practical perspective. To acquire the ability to dance well, perform the learned social dance choreographies of the last century. To learn the relationship of dance and music in rhythm, tempo and dynamic issues. To be aware of the relationship of movement technique, dance style and dance content. To acquire knowledge in dance notation interpretation.
Mode of study
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Good physical fitness, movement coordination, feeling for music, knowedge of theory from history lectures (ex: Introduction to the History of Dance)
Dance of the French Renaissance - terminology and basic step study from Thoinot Arbeau's Orchesography. Reverance, double, simple, branle, reprise, cinq pas de galliarde, galliardove variations. Basse danse, tourdion, pavanne, galliarde, branles. Notation issues. Study of icongraphy.
Dance of the Italian Renaissance - terminology and basic step study according to books of F. Carosa and C. Negri. Selection of dances for performance, ex; Villanella, Bizzaria d'Amore. Ardente sole, Spagnoletta. Notation issues and iconography study.
Recommended or required reading
Kröschlová, Eva: Dobové tance 16. až 19. století. SPN Praha 1981
Rumlová, Gabriela: Historické tance XV. až XVII. století. SPN Praha 1981
Van Winkle Keller, Kate-Shimer, Genevieve: The Playford Ball. The Country Dance and the Society. London 1990
Taubert, Karl Heinz: Höfische Tänze. Ihre Geschichte und Choreographie. Mainz 1968
Wood, Melusine: Historical Dances 12th to 19th Century. C.W. Beaumont, London 1952
Wortelboer, Dorothée: Celeste giglio, Flowers of 16th Century Dance, Tactus Music, Amsterdam, 1996
Assessment methods and criteria
Credit conditions are: class participation, preparations linked to repeating material and study of professional writings. Presentation of studied dances.
This course may be repeated. Very important also for musicians and all artists interested in culture of the past centuries.
Course may be repeated
This course is an elective for all AMU students
Schedule for winter semester 2021/2022:
Schedule for summer semester 2021/2022:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Choreography (Bc) (optional subject)
- Choreography (Mg) (optional subject)
- Dance Pedagogy (BA - part time) Classical Dance (optional subject)
- Dance Pedagogy (BA - part time) Folk Dance (optional subject)
- Dance Pedagogy (BA - part time) Modern and Contemporary Dance (optional subject)
- Dance Pedagogy (BA - part time) Dance Education (optional subject)
- Dance Pedagogy (Bc) (optional subject)
- Dance Pedagogy (Bc) - Classical Dance (optional subject)
- Dance Pedagogy (Bc) - Modern Dance (optional subject)
- Dance Pedagogy (Bc) - Folk Dance (optional subject)
- Dance Theory (Bc) (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration, optional subject)
- Dance Theory (Mg) (optional subject)