ECTS sports subject

DANCE – CONTEMPORARY DANCE

Course type

Extracurricular activity

Number of ECTS CP

3 ECTS CP

Study programme

ECTS credit points can be obtained for the first or the second cycle of the study programme.

Prerequisites

Enrolment in the first or the second cycle of a study programme of the University of Ljubljana. Requirement for taking the exam is 75% attendance of the course.

Methods of work

  • Lectures: 10 hrs.
  • Tutorial: 50 hrs.
  • Individual work: 30 hrs.

Assessment

The exam is scored from 110 in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana.  Theoretical (50%) and practical (50%) exam.

Equipment

Sports clothes and clean sport shoes, bottle of water.

Content of ECTS sports subject

Theoretical contents include basic concepts in contemporary dance, dance legality of movement, the basis for creative work and artistic approach; theoretical content is presented in a condensed form at practical exercises, including:

  • developing ideas and concepts of  contemporary dance, music, content, rhythm
  • Research and development of motor abilities and expression (use of space, use of dynamics, levels, shapes, patterns of movement and energy use)
  • Design stage expression (acting ability, concentration, persistence, relaxation, naturalness, persuasion and calm)
  • Creation of composition (sensible use of motifs, repetition, variation and conflicts, the peak ratio and balance, transitions, logical development of ideas)
  • Creating with other dancers.

Objectives and competences

  • To be aware about the values of sport and the arts as essential components of quality of life
  • Eliminating and preventing the consequences of a lack of exercising, concern for the improvement of mental and physical abilities, health promotion and creative use of leisure time
  • Ability to perform in dance performances
  • Proficiency in basic dance elements of contemporary dance
  • Ability for independent, creative work and an artistic approach
  • Preservation and development of cultural traditions, the acquisition of attitudes towards dance

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding of the principles of movement in dance performance;

Using the acquired knowledge in everyday life and to compensate for the negative effects of stress during study;

Finding new friends, socialization, getting a permanent lifestyle habits;

Ability to use the techniques of movement and to be critical of any performance

Literature

  • Buckroyd, J. (2004). Učenec plesa, čustveni vidiki učenja in poučevanje plesa. Ljubljana: Prehodi.
  • Kos, N. (1982). Ples, od kod in kam. Ljubljana: ZKOS.
  • Laban, R. (2002). Mojstrstvo gibanja. Ljubljana.
  • Sachs, C. (2003). Svetovna zgodovina plesa. Ljubljana: Znanstveno in publicistično središče.
  • ZAGORC, Meta, ŠIMENC, Leon, LOVŠE PEPELNAK, Nataša (2008). Ustvarjalno gibalna improvizacija. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za šport, Inštitut za šport,. 128 str., ilustr. ISBN 978-961-6583-73-2.
  • ZAGORC, Meta (2006). Ples - ustvarjanje z gibom in ritmom. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za šport, Inštitut za šport, [i. e.] 2007. 169 str., ilustr. ISBN 978-961-6583-55-8

Notes

The ECTS sports subject is financed by the University of Ljubljana. For students of the University of Ljubljana the ECTS sports subjects are free of charge. Participation in the ECTS sports subjects is at the student’s own risk.

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