Reperatory of Classical Dance 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
107RK1 Z 2 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The instruction aim is to introduce student to selected choreographies created based on classic dance technique. This is a composition o traditional Romance and Post-Romance ballets and choreographers of the 20th century. Through dance learning of the given choreography students penetrate deeper in to the logic of the choreographic though in the given dance movement code.

Mode of study

contact instruction

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Good practical knowledge of classical dance is required.

Course contents

Among the usual stage elements, we arrange some elements of classical dance, ex: walk, run, polonaise, pas Polka, pas balance, pas de basque (stage form), temps leve in 1st, 2nd and 3rd arabesque, pas chasse and pas glissade. Aside from this, there is instruction in working with space and we develop musicality.

We introduce principles of working with a professional ensemble.

Instructors adopt skills in creating small choreographic compositions in the spirit of developing dance, partnering and musicality. Later the instructor approaches the study of simple dance block from a repertoire adopting skills of measured intervention and abilities in effective adjustmest to the original choreography considering the level of difficulty, individual talent of the pupils and number of pupils in the given lesson. Variations are selected from the repertoire which are instructed in the instruction curriculum at Dance conservatories, ex: Waltz from the First act of Sleepoing Beauty (childrens part) - according to Petipa's choreography, pas de trois from The Nutcracker (Vajnonen's version), pas de quatre of the Swan in Swan Lake or the adagio from Paquita (corps) according to Petipa's choreography.

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;

Janeček V.: Tělo a tanec, 1997;

Lifar S.: Traité de Danse Academique, 1952;

Kensley L., Sinclair J.: A Dictionary of Ballet Terms, 1977 ;

Bazarovová.N., Mejová V.: Abeceda klasického tance, 1980;

Video recordings ov selected choreographies, ex; Ballanchine Essays.

Assessment methods and criteria

Activity in exercises.



Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room S01
Studio 1 Ballet Academy

(Dům Černá Labuť - Na Poříčí 25, 110 00 Praha 1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 12:00–13:30 Adéla POLLERTOVÁ Studio 1 Ballet Academy
Dům Černá Labuť - Na Poříčí 25, 110 00 Praha 1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans