Video Seminar 2

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107VS2 Z 2 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The task of the course is to compare the level of student awareness in dance history. This should enrich their to date theory knowledge to a visible level and provide them a foundation for analysis of a production.

Mode of study

Discussion, media recording analyses.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Completion of Video-course 1

Course contents

In the second semester the first half of the 20th century is covered, in particular the development in America. (Francois Desart and the influence of his philosophical work on new era dance,(Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, as well as the Denishawn school and its students, Doris Humphrey and Martha Graham) and the development of modern dance in Europe (Emil Jaques Dalcroze and his method of teaching students composition and their influence on the development of modern dance in Europe, Bauhaus, German Expressionism, Rudolf von Laban and his work including dance notation, Kurt Joos, Mary Wigman, the rise of Hitler, the occupation period and the end of the war.)

Recommended or required reading

Video recordings:

Rekonstrukce improvizací Isadory Duncan; A.Gamson 1989

Denishawn; rekonstrukce a archivní záběry

Technika Doris Humhrey a Charlese Weidmana; rekonstrukce a archivní záběry, Air pro strunu G a Waterstudy.

Technika Marthy Graham; dokument s ukázkami techniky, 1952

Night Journey; Martha Graham, W.Schumann, Martha Graham Dance Company, 1945

Appalachian Spring; Martha Graham, Aaron Copland, 1947

Výrazový tanec a jeho představitelé, různé dokumenty, rekonstrukca a archivní záběry.

Bauhaus, Triadický balet Oskara Schlemmera.

Rudolf von Laban, dokumenty, rekonstrukca a archivní záběry. Jeho taneční notace.

Kurt Jooss ,dokumenty, rekonstrukca a archivní záběry.

Zelený stůl; Kurt Jooss, F.A.Cohen, rekonstrukce Joffrey Ballet 1987

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on: activity in class, viewing of all presented recordings.



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