Body in Motion 3
Name of lecturer(s)
Jan BÁRTA, Jana NOVORYTOVÁ, Michaela RAISOVÁ
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim is defined by the course title: The body as a partner, a bearer of emotion, feeling and life experience and their use in authentic body/movement expression. Conscious work with space, composition, time, rhythm, structure and partners in the space.
Mode of study
Contact teaching, group and individual work. In-class reflection, work with recommended literature and material.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
- Completion of Body in Motion 1 and 2.
- Active approach.
- 70% attendance.
- Use of acquired skills and knowledge from previous courses Body in Motion for working with movement material, space structure and subsequent transfer of spontaneous compositions to the conscious level.
- Fascination with the movement of one's body, partner's movement, space movement, movement in the space. Finding movement awareness. Working with time and gravity.
- Working with inner space; building sensitivity for the space, a partner, environment and the here and now. Building a narrative, relationship, emotion.
- Listening to the story written by one's body, in space and time.
Recommended or required reading
Barba, E., Savarese, N. and col: A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology. London, NY: Routledge, 1999.
Boorman, Joyce. Creative Dance in Grades Four to Six. Ontario: The Hunter Rose Company Limited, 1971.
Boorman, Joyce. Creative Dance in the First Three Grades. Ontario: The Hunter Rose Company Limited, 1969.
Brook, Peter. Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate. Scribner, 1995.
Brook, Peter. The Empty Space. New York: Penguin Books, 2008.
Brook, Peter. There Are No Secrets: Thoughts on Acting and Theatre. London: Bloomsbury, 2015.
Buckwalter, Melinda. Composing While Dancing, an improviserś companion. Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2010.
Burt, Ramsay. Judson Dance Theatre, Performative Traces. New York: Routledge, 2006.
Chekhov, Michail. The path of the Actor. London: Routledge, 2005.
Chekhov, Michael. To the Actor: On the Technique of Acting. London: Martino Fine Book, 2014.
Cohen, Bonnie Bainbridge. Sensing, Feeling, Action. USA: Contact Editions, 1993.
Cooper, Ann, ed. Taken by surprise, A dance improvisation reader. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2003. Donnellan, Declan. The Actor and the Target. London: Nick Hern Books, 2005.
Feldenkrais, Moshe. Awareness Through Movement. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1990.
Forsythe, William. Practice of Choreography, It Starts From Any Point. New York: Routledge, 2011.
Franclin, Eric. Dance Imagery for Technique and Performence, USA: Human Kinetics, 1996.
Hartley, Linda. Wisdom of the Body Moving, An Introduction to Body-Mind Centering. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1995.
Hodge, Alison, ed. Twentieth Century Actor Training. New York, London: Routledge, 2002.
Innes, Christopher. Avant-garde Theatre. NY, London: Routledge, 1993.
Mitter, Shomit. Systems of Rehearsal. Stanislavsky, Brecht, Grotowski and Brook. London, NY: Routledge, 1992.
Newlove, Jean. Laban for Actors and Dancers. London: Routledge, 1993.
Lecoq, Jacques. Theatre of Movement and Gesture. London: Routledge, 2006.
Lecoq, Jacques. The Moving Body – Teaching Creative Theatre. New York: Routledge, 2002.
Long, Raymond. The Key Muscles of Yoga. Banfha Yoga Publications LLC, 2006.
Long, Raymond. The Key Poses of Yoga. Banfha Yoga Publications LLC, 2008.
Paxton, Steve. Gravity. Belgium: Graphius, 2018.
Reeve, Justine. Dance Improvisations. USA: Human Kinetics, 2011.
Reeves, Geoffrey. Peter Brook. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Roose-Evans, James. Experimental Theatre from Stanislavsky to Peter Brook. London: Routledge, 2001.
Stanislavsky, K.S. An Actor Prepares. New York: Routledge, 1989.
Steinman, Louise. The Knowing Body. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1986.
Tufnell, Miranda, Crickmay, Chris. Body, space, image: notes towards improvisation and performance. Hampshire: Dance books, 2003.
The Great European Stage Directors: Brook, Grotowski, Barba. London, NY: Methuen Drama, 2019.
Zarrilli, P. Psychophysical Acting, an intercultural approach after Stanislavski, London: Routledge, 2009.
Assessment methods and criteria
Class active participation, written reflections throughout the semester, written reflection at the end of the semester with reference to the recommended literature.
Schedule for winter semester 2020/2021:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
Schedule for summer semester 2020/2021:
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The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Authorial Acting in English (M.A.) (required subject)