Awareness in Movement 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202EVV1 Z 2 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 32 to 42 hours of self-study English winter

Subject guarantor

Michaela RAISOVÁ

Name of lecturer(s)

Michaela RAISOVÁ

Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. Being aware of one’s body and its sentience. Feeling the inner space of the body and its motion and impact on the space.
  2. Cultivating awareness of the body and movements „here and now“ on the stage – specific tasks, short improvisations and rehearsed etudes.
  3. Sensing differences: release, hypotonicity, activation and overstrain. Experimenting with a rythm and motional compositions – improvisation, short etudes.
  4. Concrete themes of an improvisation. Students create short etudes from following themes: embodying an animal, passing through different spaces.

Mode of study

Discussion and feedback in the class.

Feedback on individual movement assignments: How I see myself/ How I appear to the audience.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  1. Coordinated movement disposition, ability to feel the rhythm, self-reflection.
  2. Movement imagination.
  3. Musicality.

Course contents

Cultivating awareness in movement is necessary for being aware of one's body and motion and its following work in the process of individual creation and ability of stage presence.

  1. Inner calm – perception of time and space.
  2. Breathing in connection to movement.
  3. Release, hypotonicity, activation and overstrain.
  4. Movement dynamics, cultivating scale and perception of structure.
  5. Cultivation of plasticity of movement and the use of imagination.
  6. Rhythm.

Recommended or required reading

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on:

  1. min. 70% attendance.
  2. Interest and personal growth.
  3. One or more authorial etuds or improvisation- solo or in a group.
  4. Written reflection.
  5. Taking part in „klauzury“ – the week exam at the end of the semester.

Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
room S221
Velký sál

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
RAISOVÁ M.
09:15–10:45
(parallel1)
Fri
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 09:15–10:45 Michaela RAISOVÁ Velký sál
Karlova 26, Praha 1
parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans