Classical Dance (Dance Education) 2

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107KTP2 ZK 2 4 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 8 to 18 hours of self-study Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Linked to the previous semester - a detailed knowledge of classical dance technique, that is, a movement „vocabulary“ numbering 600 pas a temps, all positions, poses and foot, leg, arm, wrist, trunk (hips, waist, shoulders, shoulder blades) and head. Advanced coordination and condition in performing all classical exercises.

Mode of study

This course is linked to Classical Dance 1. It continues the previous semester's instruction, unifying the knowledge of students from various dance training. Instruction focuses on practice arrangement, creating phrases, proper assignment and explaining elements.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Linked to the previous semester - basic physical condition for executing classical dance technique. Proper (for education) aesthetics level of excuting and presentation of all movement representing the main markings and style of that technique. Movement memory.

Course contents

Practice and instruction of assigned simple phrases. Understanding and correction of basic principles of classical dance according to the foundations of the first year of an 8 year Dance conservatory in the introductory structure of a classical dance lesson - la barre, au millieu, adagio, allegro and sur les pointes. Part of the course is education presentations, professional observations at dance conservatories and a cours paper.

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:

participation in exercises and class

completion of the semester paper

During the course independent reading, participation in class discussions, which is a condition for credit are required. The exam is written and oral. The overall grading is comprised of 60% for class participation, 20% for the written and 20% for the oral parts of the exam.

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