Video Seminar 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
107VS1 Z 2 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 32 to 42 hours of self-study Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The task of the course is to align the knowledge level of the students in dance history. This should enrich their to-date theory knowledge at the visual level and provide them with the basics for analytical work with a staging.

Mode of study

discussions, analysis of media recordings.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

In the first semester the instruction focuses primarily on the introduction of dance staging documenting this historical development of the study. Considering the availability of film material, the course focuses primarily on the Baroque theatre period, the location of dance in it, including an introduction to theatre, machinery, etc. The pre-Romantic ballet period (historicizing this version of ballet is futililty); the romatic period is extensively represented including issues in training and a presentation of Romantic ballet references. The semester closes with an introduction to the phases of late-Romantic ballet (ex: thorugh modern versions of the ballet Excelsior).

Recommended or required reading

Video recordings:

Mary Skipping and her work at the Baroque Theatre in Drottningholm, Sweden.

Zdravý nemocný; Moliéra, Lully, Poéme Harmonique, Festival v Nice 2004

Pas de deux z divertissementa z opery Robert ďábel; A.Mendez, G.Meyerbeer, Alicia Alonso, Londýn 1989

La Sylphide; Fpierre Lacotte, Jean Schneidzhoefer, ND Praha 1988

La Sylphide; Augusr Bournonville, H.Lovenskjold, Londýnský festivalový balet 1982

Creole Giselle; Frederic Frenklin podle J Perrota aj.Coralliho, Dance Theatre of Harlem 1985

Marná opatrnost; Ivo Cramer podle verze Jeana Daubervala, francouzské lidové písně, Balet opery v Nice 1987

Marná opatrnost; Hains Spoerli, (klasická verze) J.F.Hérold, P.L.Hertel, Basilejsý balet 1986

Russian ballet v Mariinsky Theatre in Petrograd and the Bolshoi v Moscow, Petipovy balety (excerpts)

Excelsior; Luigi Marotti, Romualdo Marenco, ( + text české verze od Jaroslava Vrchlického), La Scalla 2000

Balety Michaila Fokina: Polovecké tance (Kníže Igor); A.P.Borodin, Mariinské divadlo 1989

Les Sylphides; Frederic Chopin, ABT 1986

Duch růže; Carl Maris von Weber, pařížská Opera 1991

Petruška; I.F.Stravinskij, pařížská Opera 1991

Balety Václava Nijinského: Faunovo odpoledne; Claude Debussy, pařížská Opera 1991

Svěcení jara; I.F.Stravinskij, The Joffrey ballet, 1992

Gaite Parisienne; Leonid Mjasin, J.Offenbach, Balets Russes de Monte Carlo 1950

Mademoiselle Fifi; Zacharij Zolov, La Farte, Alexandra Danilova, Kanada 1951

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on:

activity in class, viewing all presented recordings.



Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

room H2024
computer's classroom

(Hartig Palace)
(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 12:30–14:00 Elvíra NĚMEČKOVÁ computer's classroom
Hartig Palace
lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans