Basics of Choreography 4

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107ZCH4 ZK 4 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Choreography of the most challenging music form - Fugue. A free abstract choreography completely respecting the music form + in addition: staging imagination - freely inspired space for imagination. Bachelor's paper.

Mode of study

This course is linked to „Fundamentals of Choreography“ in the second study year. The third year covers issues of the close relationship between music form and choreography, including detail work with a music score.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Choreography study students much be graduates of a dance conservatory or another vocational school of similar significance. They must have been a dancer in a professional ballet ensemble or other professional dance ensemble. The student must pass the entrance process, have talent, imagination, managerial and organizational skills for performing as a creative choreographer.

Course contents

The relationship of movement and music. The main instruction aim is that the choreography fugue selected by the student be as closely tied to the music composition as possible. The selection of movment tools, spatial treatment and dynamics of the choreography follow the architectural structure of the fugue and respect the nature of the choreography spatial composition. Students also prepare a music and choreography analysis of the score. The education task is: an abstract transcription of the music score with the effort to show content but free idea is not limited. The number of performers depends on the number of parts in the fugue and a stage performance is expected which the student will present as the bachelor's work. Also important is the choreographers idea about simple stage and costuming treatments and the completion of a choreography script of the production.

Recommended or required reading

Ellfeldt, Lois: A Primer for Choreographers, Waveland Press 1998.

Mlíkovská, Jiřina: Choreografické etudy, Praha 1964.

Mlíkovská, Jiřina: Vybrané kapitoly z choreografie, Praha 1990.

Mlíkovská, Jiřina: Choreografické výklady a etudy, Praha 1995.

Humphrey, Doris: The art of making dances, New York 1959.

Noverre, Jeane-Georges : Listy o tanci a baletech, Praha 1981.

Bach, Johann Sebastian : Umění fugy - partitura i poslech

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on: participation in class and exercises.

A condition of successfull completion of the course: creation of a choreographic work and its public presentation.



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