Body in Motion 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202ETV1 Z 2 2T English winter

Subject guarantor

Michaela RAISOVÁ

Name of lecturer(s)

Michaela RAISOVÁ

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The aim is defined by the course subtitle: The body as an instrument, to recognize one's body as a means of communication.

Mode of study

Contact instruction, recorded sample analysis, group work.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Elementary movement skills.


feeling for rhythm.

Course contents

Anatomy in movement:

Based on theory knowledge and subsequent partner manipulations, researching the human body as a system of joints and bones. Awareness of anatomy and neurology based on experience are integrated and become greater awareness, employable for the discovery of new movement material which may be effectively used. To help understand one's body, learn it, use it properly, save energy and avoid injury and stress.

Surface, touch:

Working with the intimate space of the human body, sensitizing the skin surface, reacting to touch. Touch as a bearer of information in various qualities, ex: drifing across the skin surface with a touch, resisting touch, internal mass, entrusting body weight to touch. Subsequent research into the potential which these qualities bring to movement interaction.

Mass, internal space:

Working with internal space; its quality, with states, with density, viscosity, changing quality of internal mass. Based on physical changes in one's mass in the internal space we discover a change in the quality of the movement of one's body, changes in emotion and subsequently changes in communication in the movement interaction.

Construction, bones:

Bones as the basic architecture of the human body; solid structure which supports it and simultaneously protects soft tissue.This is an inseparable element taking part in movement. Based on changes in one's observations and intentions we uncover those layered changes in the movement of one's body in a movement interaction.

Recommended or required reading

BLAHUTKOVÁ, Marie. Psychomotorika. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2003. 92 s. ISBN 80-210-3067-4.

JOHNSON, Don Hanlon. Bone, Breath, & Gesture - Practices of Embodiment. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1995.

KRÖSCHLOVÁ, Eva. Jevištní pohyb: Herecká pohybová výchova. 2., dopl. vyd. Praha: AMU, Divadelní fakulta, katedra autorské tvorby a pedagogiky, 1998. 240 s. ISBN 80-85883-32-5.

---. Ladění: Psychosomatická příprava k výuce herectví. Praha: DAMU, 1998. 78 s. ISBN 80-85883-38-4

KRÖSCHLOVÁ, Jarmila. Nauka o pohybu: Odborný učební text pro pedagogy tance. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1974. 144 s.

---. Výrazový tanec. Praha: Orbis, 1964. 262 s., 40 s. příl.

KRÖSCHLOVÁ, Jarmila; KRÖSCHLOVÁ, Eva. Výrazový tanec: Taneční tvorba. Praha: IPOS-ARTAMA, 2002. 194 s. ISBN 80-7068-106-3.

KURKOVÁ, Libuše. Dětská tvořivost v hudbě a pohybu. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1981. 104 s.

POLZEROVÁ, Eva. Pohybová průprava jako součást dramatické výchovy: (Průprava dětí mladšího školního věku). Praha: ARTAMA-IPOS, 1995. 24 s. ISBN 80-7068-068-7.

Assessment methods and criteria

Class and workshop participation, on-going written reviews.

Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:

room S221
Velký sál

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

Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans