Awareness in Movement 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202EVV2 ZK 2 2T English summer

Subject guarantor

Name of lecturer(s)

Jana NOVORYTOVÁ, Michaela RAISOVÁ

Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. Improving of a mind-body condition through the movement.
  2. Searching for a natural movement rid of bad habits.
  3. Feeling for a movement in a stage space.
  4. Body expression skills- experimentation with a movement as a form of a disclosure.
  5. Training of skills in an improvisation and its repeating- how to preserve and to transfer the quality from the improvisation to the concrete image, form, etud.
  6. Themes: animal-human being, dancing buffoonery.

Mode of study

Regular weekly meetings of the entire study-year in the grand hall.

Use of a large space for motional experimentation.

Feedback on individual movement assignments:

How I see myself/ How I appear to the audience.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  1. Body-mind health.
  2. Coordinated movement.
  3. Feeling for space.
  4. Motional imagination.
  5. Musicality.
  6. Ability to review and analyze what I have seen.

Course contents

Deeper experimentation with movement and space through the relaxed body ready to communicate on the stage. It is necessary for the next step: finding the way how to catch what is just happening and be able to repeat it in the same quality.

  1. Posture - spatial body placement.
  2. Feeling of horizontal and vertical.
  3. Spatial relationships. Middle of a space. Entering a space, leaving a space.
  4. Tempo, tempo-rhythm.
  5. Rhythmizing free tempo.
  6. Transmission of attributes of animals´ behaviour to the behaviour of a human being, there and back.
  7. Sensing the difference between a rythm and a meter through dancing and its transfer into a specific theatrical form with clear rules.

Recommended or required reading

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. Presentation of a short buffoonery- solo, paired or in a group.
  4. Written review.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans