Selected in Topics in History of Dance D2

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107VD2 ZK 3 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course aim is to further develop and expand knowledge of the historical development of dance culture from bachelor studies towards a detailed knowledge of constituent topics.

Mode of study

presentation, discussion, text analyses

Prerequisites and co-requisites

This course requires completion of bachelor study level history lectures in Dance Research and basic dance research. It is necessary to complete Selected Lectures in the History of Dance D 1.

Course contents

Course content originates in the lecture focus written for the given school year. Lectures from Dance in Religion and Philosophy, Development of the graphic recording of dance, History of Dance Music, and Devleopment of Theatre Dance of the 17th and 18th Centuries. See the detailed syllabuses. The Lecture in Dance in Religion nad Philosophy in conceived as a presentation of the historical development of the relationship of dance and religion from the pre-historical period, through individual important ancient religious systems to today's existing religions. Particular attention will be devoted to the place of dance in Christianity and its changes. Also discussed is the place of dance in religious rites and the relationship of the given religion to dance expressed in a theory discourse.

Recommended or required reading

Manor, Giora: The Bible as Dance. Dance Magazine, 1978, December, s. 55-86.

Oesterley, W. E. O.: The Sacred Dance, Cambridge 1923.

Sachs, Curt: World History of the Dance, New York 1937.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on:

activity in lectures

assigned readings

oral test

Assigned reading, active participation in lecture, independent study is required. Oral test comprising nearly 90% of the overall assessment.

Conditions for successful completion of the course:

active participation in lectures

required readings

completion of oral test


Lecture Topic: History of Dance Music 2

Further information

Course may be repeated

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans