Training for Movement 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202EPT1 Z 2 2T English winter

Subject guarantor

Michaela RAISOVÁ

Name of lecturer(s)


Learning outcomes of the course unit

Fitness training intended for all students who wish to develop a good physical condition. We work with various materials contributing to that which the group needs.

Mode of study

Contact instruction, group work. During training we try various techniques and approaches, ex: contemporary dance, floorwork, partnering, improvization, coordination exercises and rhythim, martial arts principles, and Tai Chi.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

For grading regular attendance (70%) and written review at the end of each semester.

This course is open to all students. No prior experience necessary.

Course contents

Fascination with the movement of one's body, movement of a partner, movement in a space. Coming to an awareness of movement. Working with time and gravity.

Working with internal space; building sensitivity to a space, to a partner, environment. Physically challenging classes for all who wish to remain in good physical condition.

Recommended or required reading

for English speaking students:

LECOQ, Jacques: Theatre of Movement and Gesture. ISBN-13: 978-0415359443.

LECOQ, Jacques: The Moving Body- Teaching Creative Theatre. ISBN-13: 9780878301416.

HODGE, Alison, ed.: Twentieth Century Actor Training, Routledge, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-415-19452-5.

BARBA, E., SAVARESE, N. and col: A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology, Routledge, 1999, ISBN: 0-415-05308-0.

ZARRILLI, P.: Psychophysical Acting, an intercultural approach after Stanislavski, London, Routledge, 2009, ISBN: 978-0-415-33457-0 (hb).

NEWLOVE, Jean: Laban for Actors and Dancers, London, Routledge, 1993, ISBN: 9781854591609.

COOPER, Ann, ed: Taken by surprise, A dance improvisation reader, Middletown Wesleyan University Press, 2003, ISBN: 0-8195-6648-9.

BOORMAN, Joyce: Creative Dance in Grades Four to Six, Ontario, The Hunter Rose Company Limited, 1971, ISBN: 0-7747-3006-4

BOORMAN, Joyce: Creative Dance in the First Three Grades, Ontario, The Hunter Rose Company Limited, 1969, ISBN: 0-7747-3005-6

LONG, Raymond: The Key Muscles of Yoga, Banfha Yoga Publications LLC, 2006, ISBN: 13: 978-1-60743-238-8

LONG, Raymond: The Key Poses of Yoga, Banfha Yoga Publications LLC, 2008, ISBN: 13: 978-1-60743-239-5

FORSYTHE, William: Practice of Choreography, It Starts From Any Point, New York, Routledge, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-415-97822-4

PAXTON, Steve: Gravity, Belgium, Graphius, 2018, EAN 978 2930146416.

BURT, Ramsay: Judson Dance Theatre, Performative Traces, New York, Routledge, 2006, ISBN13: 978-0-415-97573-5

BUCKWALTER, Melinda: Composing While Dancing, an improviserś companion, Wisconsin, The Universoty of Wisconsin Press, 2010, ISBN 978-0-299-24814-7

REEVE, Justine: Dance Improvisations, USA, Human Kinetics, 2011, ISBN-10: 1-4504-0214-3

HARTLEY, Linda: Wisodm of the Body Moving, An Introduction to Body-Mind Centering, Berkeley, CA, North Atlantic Books, 1995, ISBN-13: 978-1-55643-174-6

FRANCLIN, Eric: Dance Imagery for Technique and Performence, USA, Human Kinetics, 1996, ISBN-13: 978-0-87322-943-2

COHEN, Bonnie Bainbridge: Sensing, Feeling, Action, USA, Contact Editions, 1993, ISBN 978-0-937645-14-7

STEINMAN, Louise: The Knowing Body, Berkeley, CA, North Atlantic Books, 1986, ISBN-13: 978-1-55643-202-6

BOGART, Anne; LANDAU, Tina: Úhly pohledu, Praha, Divadelní ústav, 2007, ISBN: 978-80-7008-210-2

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance in classes and lectures. on-going written reviews, course paper at the end of the semester.

Further information

Course may be repeated

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room S221
Velký sál

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)

Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Fri 14:30–16:00 Velký sál
Karlova 26, Praha 1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans