Modern Dance - Selected Methods 3

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107VMM3 Z 3 1+1/T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. Development of teaching abilities and skills in modern dance instruction technique.
  2. Integration of those techiques with other dance techniques.
  3. Formation of individual teaching style.

Mode of study

Exercises, media recording analyses, discussion

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Completion of Selected Methods of Modern Dance 1.

Course contents

Modern dance method means and understanding of the uniqueness of this dance branch, its blending with other influences, creative approach to instruction, finding one's teaching style.

  1. Introduction to fundamental modern dance technique principles (Graham)
  2. Introduction to individual elements of that technique
  3. Method and education procedures in their instruction
  4. A creative approach to instructing 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, R.D.:Modern Dance (Techniques and teaching)

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; activity in exercises, in class and subsequent teaching performance analysis.


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