Classical Dance (Choreography) 1
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Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aim is to develop student experience in choreography using Classical academic dance technique so they will be able to have a good bearing at the professional level.
Mode of study
This course contains primarily an instruction practical, focused on practicing the fundamentals of classical dance in a professional training sequence. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and mastery of developed classical dance technique.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Dance experience, knowledge of classical dance at the intermediate level is required.
In the first semester the instruction focuses on elements and combination exercises a la barre and au millieu. Instruction procedes from the basic form of individual exercises to their more complicated forms. As well from simple combinations to more the complicated. In this instruction the aim is to broaden the awareness of the student, unify the understanding of classic dance and equip the future choreographer with the most detailed knowledge of the movment canon of classic dance so they will be able to create and innovate new classic dance technique models.
An emphasis is on the physical experience of the students with classic dance technique and as well an understanding of the manner of how to create dance movement in it physical mechanics.
Recommended or required reading
Vaganovová A.: Základy klasického tance, 1981
Tarasov N. I.: Klasický tanec, 1983
Kostrovická V. ? Pisarev A.: Klasický tanec, 1968
Kostrovická V.: 100 hodin klasického tance, 1981
W. Warrenová W.: Klasická baletní technika,1989
Messerer A.: Lekce klasického tance
Janeček V.: Metodika klasického tance v uměl. škole (Cecchettiho metoda), 1993
Beaumont - Idzikovský: A Manual of the Theory and Practice of Classical Theatrical
Dancing - Cecchetti method, 1940
Lifar S.: Traité de Danse Academique, 1952
Schorer S.: Balanchine Technique, 2000
Karsavina T.: Ballet technique
Video: David Howard - Class for beginners, Balanchine Essays
Assessment methods and criteria
Credit is awarded based on: activity in exercises.
Conditions for successfull completion of the course: active participation in exercises.
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Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:
Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Choreography (Bc) (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)