23 October 2023 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
(Re) Discovering the Karsavina Syllabus: the art and craft of ports de bras and allegro (London, UK) SOLD OUT!
Drawing on Tamara Karsavina’s unique ballet syllabus created for the Royal Academy of Dance’s three-year Teachers’ Training Course (1954), these workshops explore selected technical, artistic and interpretative aspects of port de bras and allegro as presented in the Karsavina Syllabus.
Through practice, participants will experience components of technique, movement dynamics and artistic interpretations which are indicative of the Karsavina Syllabus ports de bras or allegro settings, and which thread throughout the syllabus itself.
The morning workshop will focus on port de bras and the afternoon will focus on allegro. You can book onto the workshops separately or you can receive a discount by booking onto both.
As well as performing excerpts, participants will have an opportunity to observe the tutor coach ports de bras or allegro settings, with specific reference being made to the stylist and nuanced detail of movement and technique required for authentic performance. Participants will then experience performing (to one’s own ability) key features which define selected ports de bras or allegro as presented in the Karsavina Syllabus. This embodiment is followed by an opportunity to discuss what has been observed, before appraising the art and craft of ports de bras or allegro from one’s lived and applied experiences as a ballet teacher.
The aim of the workshop(s) is to experience, discuss and debate the art and craft of ports de bras or allegro as presented in the Karsavina Syllabus.
On completion of the workshop(s), you will:
- have a basic knowledge and understanding of Karsavina’s teaching philosophies and thinking which underpin ports de bras or allegro as presented in the Karsavina Syllabus,
- have experienced and observed components of technique, artistry movement dynamics and interpretation indicative of ports de bras or allegro as presented in the Karsavina Syllabus,
- be able to value and appreciate Karsavina’s contribution to ballet as an art form and historical legacies of ballet teaching,
- have gained critical analytical skills to reflect upon and apply some of the principles which underpin the Karsavina Syllabus to one’s own teaching of ballet, and
- have engaged in discussions with peers on various aspects of ports de bras or allegro.
RAD Headquarters, 188 York Road, London SW11 3JZ
Participants are encouraged to undertake prior investigation of Tamara Karsavina as ballerina and teacher, and Russian Imperial Ballet histories (and in particular training legacies and influences) of the late 19th, early 20th centuries. You will find suggested resources in your booking confirmation email.
2 hours Time-Valued CPD per workshop
Who can attend?
All dance teachers are welcome, including:
- Graduates of LRAD (three year programme), BA (Hons) Art and Teaching of Ballet and BA (Hons) Ballet Education,
- RAD Registered Teachers, and
- Experienced ballet teachers from other dance awarding organisations/training establishments.
Members of the Royal Academy of Dance receive discounts on all CPD activities.
Member Fee: £58 / €66 / $72
Non-Member Fee: £70 / €79 / $87
Member Fee: £100 / €113 / $124
Non-Member Fee: £120 / €136 / $149
Please note, the port de bras and allegro workshops are sold out.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above, please contact the CPD Team, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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