Pedagogy

Lenka Kniha Bartůňková - Pedagogická činnost

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY:

As a lecturer Lenka Kniha B. worked at a conservatory Duncan Centre in Prague, at  hight school Hamu ( nonverbal theater), at British school – classes of contemporary dance for children (Prague), at space for new circus Cirqueon (Prague), at culture place Zahrada in Chodov (Prague), at Artual.

Lessons are for the general public. Lenka Kniha B. realizes and develops her teaching activities with professionals and with unprofessional society, from the majority to senior generation. The technics she teaches are based on her own experience and knowledge she has accumulated during her life. She teaches contemporary dance, physical theater, contact improvisation, ballet, Pilates technic.

Lenka Kniha B. teaches in czech language, english and spanisch.


CHARACTERISTIC OF THE TECHNIGUES:

  •  Contemporary dance technigue:

Contemporary dance lesson is a mixture of technigues that influenced Lenka Kniha B. a s a dancer. Dance class is based on principles of technigues as: Release technik, Limon technik, Floor work, break dance and capoiera.  In its  foundation the technic is based on the evolution  and natural movement of a human. 1st stage: Embrional pozition: (the body opening as the flover, flat positions. 2nd stage: Toddler position : on four extremities. 3st stage: Upright stance. The technic  occupy by the relationship of body in space in vertical and horizontal plane. How to get down and up. It focuses on inner and external environment and how to use gravitation in action.


  •  Improvization/ Body – mind – team-building / contact improvization

This technic is not based on different step of variations, but on play full exercises, that can do everybody. The basic work is with the  center of the body, the work with the wait and how to use it in the space alone, or in contact with the partner, or with the group. It focuses on awakening and using reflex and instinct and conveying trust. Respect and listening to ourselfe and the others in the group is the main point of the technigue. This technigue is suitable for everyone,  who is open to communicate physically with their inner world and wants to connect with the others.


  • Contemporary dance for children: Technigue / Improvization

Dance class for children is structured by a form of creative games and movement combinations that develops natural physical progress of each child. Focus of the class is also about discovering and developing own physical expression. We are trainning physical memory, rhythmics. We work with the fantasy and imagination. The children are leaden to listen to their feelings, to undreastand to their bodies and to cooperate with the group.

Age : (2,5 – 5 let), (6 – 9 let) (10 – 15 let)


  • Balet for chldren  (6-9 let) (10-15 let)

Baletní průprava pro nejmenší je založena primárně na hravém rozvíjení fyzických dispozic každého dítěte. V prvé řadě se soustředí především na základy držení těla, hybnosti kyčelních kloubů, chodidel, síly středu těla a protažení celého pohybového aparátu. Klade se důraz na seznámení dětí s vlastním tělem, aby pochopily jak jej vnímat a jak s ním pracovat. V hodině se pracuje s představivostí, která pomáhá dítěti pochopit dané baletní prvky a rozvíjí jeho fantazii.


  • Pilates  technigue

Tato technika se zaměřuje především na posílení hlavního stabilizačního systému tzv. středu těla (pánevního dna, vnitřních břišních a zádových svalů) a na posílení a protažení svalových skupin celého těla. Metoda Pilatesovy techniky v sobě spojuje sílu, práci svalů a protažení. Vyžaduje maximální soustředění na přesnost provedení. Formuje postavu, zlepšuje držení těla, rovnováhu a koordinaci.