Basic of Dance Aesthetics 2

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107ZTE2 ZK 2 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The aim is to gain not only a broad but also sovereign scholarly overview of the potential of dance arts in theatre, ability to well orient oneself in the use of adequate terminology in speaking and writing. To distinguish and appreciate individual style characteristics of individual choreographers and dancers.

Mode of study

Presentation of methods of art work analyses and their subsequent use. Moderated discussions. Comparison of examples related to discussions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Completion of Dance Aesthetics 1. Analytical and abstract thinking skills. Overview of basic theatre theory concepts.

Course contents

Techical-aesthetic principles: Dance technique and aesthetic result, their mutual influence and linkage. Dance „styles“, Dance „Character.“ Technical-aesthetic principles of selected modern „manuscripts.“

Aesthetic dance creations: Specific features, contrasts affecting the subject and object.

Introduction to interpretation theory: Analysis and comparison of individual dance performances, development of interpretation tendencies, so called traditional repertoire.

Recommended or required reading

Janeček, Václav: Tělo a tanec. AMU Praha, 1997

Kazárová, Helena: Ohlédnutí za vývojem klasického tance. In: Ozvěny tance, AMU Praha 1998

Pavlovský, Petr: K pojetí tance v české estetice a obecné teorii umění I-IV. In: Taneční listy 1-4, Praha 1999

Schumacher, Ernst a kol.: Darsteller und Darstellungskunst, Berlin 1981

Váross, Marian: Estetično, umenie a člověk. Tatran Bratislava 1969

Volek, Jaroslav: Otázky taxonomie umění. Étos a afekt. In: Estetika, č. 3-4,1970 a č. 1-2, 1971

Dickie, George: Introduction to aesthetics, an analytical approach. London 1997

Fraleigh, Sondra Horton: Dance and the lived body. London 1996

Richardson, Annie: An aesthetics of Performance: Dance in Hogarth´s Analysis of Beauty. In: Dance Research, Vol. 20, No. 2, 1997, Edinburgh University Press

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on participation in lecture, a written essays and oral exam. The evaluation is comprised of 25% for participation, 25% essay evaluations and 50% for the oral exam.

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