Methodology of Modern Dance 1

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107MEM1 Z 4 1+1/T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. Introduction to basic principles of the M. Graham technique.
  2. Introduction to individual elements of that dance technique.
  3. Introduction to methods and educational processes in their instruction.
  4. Gradual learning of those processes.

Mode of study

Lecture and exercises.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Completion of Modern Dance 1 and 2.

Registration of Modern Dance Technique 1 and 2.

Course contents

Modern dance methods means an understanding of the uniqueness of this dance branch, its blending with other influences, creative approach in instruction, finding one's educational style.

  1. Introduction to the basic technique principles of modern dance (Graham)
  2. Introduction to individual elements of this technique.
  3. Method and education procedures in its instruction
  4. Creative approach to the instruction of modern dance

Recommended or required reading

Feldenkrais, Moshé: Awarness through Movement (Pohybem k sebeuvědomění). Praha, 1996

Lewis, Daniel: The Illustrated Dance Technique of José Limón. New York, 1984

Schurr, Gertrude; Yocom, Rachael D.:Modern Dance (Techniques and teaching). New York: The Ronald Press Company, 1949

Horosko, Marian: Martha Graham. The Evolution of her Dance Theory and Training. Pennington, 1991

Stewart, Virginia, comp.: Modern Dance. New York, 1991

Stodelle, Ernestine: The Dance Technique of Doris Humphrey. Princetown, 1978

Warren, Larry: Lester Horton, Modern Dance Pioneer. New York, 1991

Cohan, Robert: The Dance Workshop. London, 1986

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on:

  1. Activity in lecture, class and exercises
  2. completion of a test over the instruction material covered.


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Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room H1041
black studio

(Hartigovský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 09:00–10:30 Libuše OVSOVÁ black studio
Hartigovský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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