CHOREOGRAFICKÉ POZNÁMKY

CHOREOGRAPHIC NOTES 9: WHEN BREATH SHAPES THE DANCE

  Breathing, the most fundamental movement of the human body, often remains an imperceptible part of dance, even to the dancers. Yet, its role extends beyond merely fulfilling a physiological...

CHOREOGRAPHIC NOTES 8: COMMUNICATION IN DANCE

  Dance is an art form capable of expressing an individual’s feelings and emotional states, as well as depicting situations from which behavior and interpersonal relationships can be...

CHOREOGRAPHIC NOTES 7: REFINED FORCE

  Among the four elements of movement (body, space, time, and force), the dynamic element – representing the intensity of the force applied to execute a movement – exerts the most significant...

CHOREOGRAPHIC NOTES 6: LIVED TIME

Living time is in itself a unique life experience. Dance engages with time poetically, shaping the duration of movement akin to spatial qualities, while embodying it in a way that makes it visible. In...

CHOREOGRAPHIC NOTES 5: EMBODIED SPACE

  To compose space in choreography means to guide the eyes of the audience so that they perceive not only the bodies of the dancers, but are also able to notice, at least in some moments, the...

CHOREOGRAPHIC NOTES 4: SENTIENT BODY

Although all the elements of movement (body, space, time, and force) operate simultaneously in dance, one of the elements may come more to the fore when the choreographer pays more attention to it...

CHOREOGRAPHIC NOTES 3: ELEMENTS OF MOVEMENT – THE FOUNDATION OF DANCE

Do you know what you focus on most when watching a dance or choreographing? And how would you answer the question: What is fundamental to dance? Is it possible to create choreography without knowing...

CHOREOGRAPHIC NOTES 2: COMPOSITION, CONTINUITY, DECONSTRUCTION

Dance is also sometimes explored as a visual language (we cannot perceive it without sight), that is, as a system of visual means of communication, using concepts established for verbal language. This...

CHOREOGRAPHIC NOTES # 1: MOVEMENT MATERIAL & IDEA

This blog is about choreography from the perspective of contemporary dance, which is constantly evolving by finding new ways to communicate through the body, movement, and other media.  ...