Body in Motion 2
Jiří LÖSSL, Michaela RAISOVÁ
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim is defined by the course title: The body as a teacher, the use of individual gained knowledge of movement and the creativity of one's body for the preparation and implementation of the teaching process.
Mode of study
Contact teaching in class, individual and group work. The class is taught in Czech and English.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
- Completion of Body in Motion 1.
- Creativity and interest.
- Active approach, 70% attendance.
- Use of acquired skills and knowledge of anatomy in movement, experience with touch, mass and structure of one's body for deepening listening and communication.
- Working with literature and specific material, looking for inspiration and mining one's experience for preparation and implementation of a simple teaching intention.
- Participation in the teaching process through the selection of teaching methods and forms of teaching which are required for the development of natural movement with musicians with respect to the age and individual characteristics.
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
Attendance in classes and lectures (70% attendance), written reviews throughout the semester, participation at klauzury, the public exam week display, and a written reflection.
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