Theatrical Dance Technique II

Course: Theatrical Dance Technique II
Year:

1

Semester:

2º Semestre

Curricular Unit:

Soc., Est. Cult. e Ges. das Act. Físicas e do Des.

ECTS:

6.0

Regent:

Elisabete Alexandra Pinheiro Monteiro

Objectives:

Students:
Modern/Contemporary Dance
- Know the main foundations of the techniques concerned;
- Perform basic vocabulary of dance techniques addressed with correction, at the level of spatial, temporal and dynamic vectors;
- Reproduce with fluency, through demonstration, sequences danced in technical context;
- Name, identify and characterize the specific motor skills of the addressed technical dancing;
- Cooperate with colleagues in group tasks.

Classical Dance
- Interact with faculty and/or colleagues actively participating in the tasks;
- Assess their technical performance and their participation in groups;
- Identify the standardized terminology of classical dance steps;
- Perform the basic vocabulary of classical dance with correction;
- Play standard steps of classical dance after demonstration and/or description thereof;
- Interact with faculty and/or colleagues actively participating in the tasks.

Contents:

Modern/Contemporary Dance
Postures and balances, trunk gestures, gestures and standardized steps of the lower limbs, upper limbs, head gestures, turns, jumps, displacements.

Classical Dance
The movement principles of the academic-classical system: external rotation  of lower limbs - en dehors, body alignment along the reference axes, dynamic postural placement - stance, distribution and weight transfer onto the supports, opposed removal - counterpull, squareness - squaring, stretching the trunk - pull-up, axis - aplomb and compensation of the trunk - counterbalance.
The base contents of the academic-classical system: Plies, Petits Battements, Rond de jambe, Développés, relevés, Assouplissements, Standardized Steps, Turns, Jumps, Batterie.

Evaluation:

Continuous evaluation (80% attendance) will take the following into consideration:
AvA – Evaluation of classical dance performance (20%)
AvB – Evaluation of modern dance performance (20%)
AvC – Final Assessment (30%)
AvD – Final Public Presentation (20%)
RelA – Classical Dance Report (5%)
RelB – Modern Dance Report (5%)

Final Rating = 0.2 (AvA) + 0.2 (AvB) + 0.3 (AvC) + 0.2 (AvD) + 0.05 (RelA) + 0.05(RelB) is equal to or higher than 9.5

Bibliography:

Benbow-Pfalzgraf (1998). International Dictionary of Modern Dance (Ed). Benbow Niemeyer, New York. St. James Press.
Cohan, R. (1986). The Dance Workshop.; London, Unwind Paperbacks
Copeland, R (2004). Merce Cunningham – The Modernizing of Modern Dance.  New York: Routeledge Taylorr & Francis Group.
Grant, G. (1982). Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet. New York: Dover Publications.
Love, P. & King, E. (1997). Modern Dance Terminology. Princeton. Princeton Book Co. Publishers.
Vaganova, A. (1969). Basics Principles of Classical Ballet: Russian Ballet Technique. New York: Dover Books on Dance.
Lewis, D. (1984). The Illustrated Dance Technique of José Limón. Harper & Row Publishers, N.Y.
Sherbon, E. (1982). On the count of one: Modern Dance Methods. New York. Mayfield Publishing Company.

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