Folk Dance Seminar (Choreography) 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
107SLT1 Z 2 1T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

This course is focused on the issues of choreorgraphic development of authentic folklore material.

Mode of study


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Creation of a detailed etude to assigned music from the repertoire of folkdance and it's variations.

Course contents

The topic of the first semester is the Polka. In the first phase movement material related to that dance, various step variations and their combinations, types of partner holds and their changes, and use of space in groups is reviewed, The music basis for choreography etudes which the students are assigned to complete independently, is The Polka from Smetana's The Bartered Bride. Short music excerpts of 2 to 3 music motifs are used for which the students find appropriate movement material and stylization. The resulting individual concepts are compared to existing choreographies by signficant artists.

Recommended or required reading

Adámek, K. V.: Lidové tance v okresu hlineckém. Český lid, 6, 1897, s. 229, 360, 433, 545.

Bonuš, F.: Taneční kroky, figury a formace českých lidových tanců, Praha 1986.

Holas, Č.: České národní písně a tance 1-6, Praha 1908-1910.

Michal, J. a kol.: Písně a tance z Hradecka, Hradec Králové 1959.

Stavělová, Daniela: Lidové tance v guberniálním sběru, Praha 1996.

Vycpálek, J.: České tance, Praha 1921.

Zemánek, J.: Tance našich okresů. Chrudimsko a Nasavrcko, díl III, Chrudim 1912.

Music scores, music recordings, video material.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on activity in class.


In the 2010/2011 academic year this course is not scheduled.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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