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Methodology of Character Dances - Digital Multimedia Handbook
The lack of textbooks in Croatian language and the lack of (written) language in the teaching of dance on the one hand, and on the other hand, the possibilities of modern technology to make dancing steps easierand better documented, analyzed and transmitted, resulted in work on developing didactic tools: character dances for the first year of teaching aimed at systematising and developing the teaching style of dancing dances in Croatia. The work was completed on the third year of the BA 11 studies of ballet pedagogy of the Academy of Dramatic Art of the University of Zagreb, the collaboration of the Department of Dance with Film Section and the School for Classical Ballet.The presentation, accompanied by video examples, presents and evaluates the specifics of the process and method of this dance-film collaboration and its result: a modern didactic tool replacing a conventional textbook and consists of classic textual scripts and multimedia web-based videosbased on the principle of video guides whose basis they are systematized video clips of all curriculum steps, examples of exercises and short choreographies performed by Classical School Ballet students. Also, verbalization in the teaching of the dance isproblematic: from the question of translation and harmonization of the standard Croatian language with the jargon of the profession and professional dance terminology, to an adequate -effective verbal description of movements and actions applicable in everyday teaching practice.