Theory of Movement Seminars

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202ESB Z 2 18S English summer

Subject guarantor

Michaela RAISOVÁ

Name of lecturer(s)


Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. Functional integration of the theory of subject and practice attended in subjects Training for Movement I and II and Body in Motion I and II.
  2. Naming the themes of lessons attended in subjects Training for Training for Movement I and II and Body in Motion I and II.
  3. Reflection of the sequence of tenses of the chosen themes.
  4. Group analysis of lessons´ structure from the point of pedagogical view.

The seminar is in Czech and English.

Mode of study

12 lessons in a summary divided into two blocks. With two guest pedagogues and one intern. teacher.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  1. Ability to analyse and reflect.
  2. Basic orientation in recommended literature.
  3. Creative condition.

Course contents

  1. Group and individual reflection of attended practice and themes.
  2. Theoretical basics of subject, chosen parts of recommended literature.
  3. Analysis of the structure of chosen lessons.
  4. Individual creation of a concrete lesson.

Recommended or required reading

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

Credit is awarded based on:

  1. Attendance of the whole seminar.
  2. Interest and personal creativity.
  3. Individual creation of one concrete lesson.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans