Awareness in Movement 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202EVV1 Z 2 2T English winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. Being aware of my body and its sentience. Feeling the inner space of the body and its motion- concrete tasks, rehearsals.
  2. Connection between the inner space and the space outside of the body- being aware of the body and movements „here and just now“ on the stage - concrete tasks, rehearsals.
  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: my space, elements, colours.

Mode of study

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

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  1. Coordinated movement.
  2. Feeling of rhythm.
  3. Motional imagination.
  4. Musicality.

Course contents

Training for movement is necessary for to be aware of my body and motion and its following transfer to the process of the individual creativity and being present on a stage.

  1. Calm - perception of time and space.
  2. Breathing.
  3. Release, hypotonicity, activation and overstrain.
  4. Movement dynamics.
  5. Plasticity of movement.
  6. Rythm.

Recommended or required reading

CALAIS-GERMAIN, B.: Anatomy of Breathing. USA: Eastland press 2006.

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. Class attendance.
  2. Interest and personal creativity.
  3. One or more authorial etuds or improvisation- solo or in a group.
  4. Written review.

Further information

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