Rudolf Laban

Ankiindigung “Labangarten“ (Hombrechtikon), in: Laban Centre Sign. 074.27. 4. Rudolf Laban, Notizbuch 1915, in: Tanzarchiv Leipzig Rep. 028 III 3. Nr. 2. 5. Rudolf Laban, Notizbuch 1915. 6. Rudolf Laban, Letter to his mother Marie Laban ...

Rudolf Laban

This biography of the dancer, choreographer, and artist Rudolf Laban offers a biographical discussion presenting Laban as a pioneering figure of European expressionism and the founding father of modern dance, as well as an analysis of the significance of Laban as an important representative of expressionist Modernism.

Rudolf Laban

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Rudolf Laban

Rudolf Laban was one of the leading dance theorists of the twentieth century. His work on dance analysis and notation raised the status of dance as both an art form and a scholarly discipline. This is the first book to combine: an overview of Laban's life, work and influences an exploration of his key ideas, including the revolutionary 'Laban Movement Analysis' system analysis of his works Die Grünen Clowns and Mastery of Movement and their relevance to dance theatre from the 1920s onwards a detailed exercise-based breakdown of Laban's key teachings. As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

Rudolf Laban

This is the first book to combine: an overview of Laban’s life, work and influences an exploration of his key ideas, including the revolutionary "Laban Movement Analysis" system analysis of his works Die Grünen Clowns and The Mastery of ...

Rudolf Laban

Rudolf Laban was one of the leading dance theorists of the twentieth century. His work on dance analysis and notation raised the status of dance as both an art form and a scholarly discipline. This is the first book to combine: an overview of Laban’s life, work and influences an exploration of his key ideas, including the revolutionary "Laban Movement Analysis" system analysis of his works Die Grünen Clowns and The Mastery of Movement and their relevance to dance theater from the 1920s onwards a detailed exercise-based breakdown of Laban’s key teachings. As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today’s student.

Standards Based Physical Education Curriculum Development

Born in Hungary in 1879, Rudolf Laban was fascinated by what he called “the rhythm of movement.” Laban's study of human movement led him from the Berlin State Opera in the mid-1920s as choreographer of ballet, to the study of the ...

Standards Based Physical Education Curriculum Development

Standards-Based Physical Education Curriculum Development, Second Edition is developed around the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards for K-12 physical education. This innovative guide teaches students about the process of writing curriculum in physical education and was written by experts who have had specific experience designing and implementing this thematic curriculum. The text begins by looking at the national physical education standards and then examines physical education from a conceptual standpoint, addressing the so what of physical education. It then goes on to examine the development of performance-based assessments designed to measure the extent of student learning. The second part of the text explores the various curricular models common to physical education: sport education, adventure education, outdoor education, traditional/multi activity, fitness, and movement education. It goes on to describe each model, provide examples of curriculums that use it, show how the model links with physical education standards, and provide appropriate assessments for it. The third part, Chapter 14: It s Not Business As Usual, discusses how to improve one s physical education curriculum by doing things differently and embracing change."

Rudolf Laban

This book introduces the man and assesses the range of his influence through a series of essays and a reference file.

Rudolf Laban

Rudolf Laban, the Hungarian pioneer of modern dance theory and notation technique, may yet prove the most influential dance figure of the 20th century. This book introduces the man and assesses the range of his influence through a series of essays and a reference file.

Rudolf Laban

This is the story of his extraordinary life, a life ultimately bound up with the political, social and cultural upheavals that formed the turbulent backdrop of modern Europe.

Rudolf Laban

A visionary, mystic, lover, leader, dancer, artist, teacher and theorist - Rudolf Laban was all of these. This is the story of his extraordinary life, a life ultimately bound up with the political, social and cultural upheavals that formed the turbulent backdrop of modern Europe.

Body Space Expression

The Development of Rudolf Laban's Movement and Dance Concepts Vera Maletic. several areas of his activities . He refers to her in his autobiographical book as the brave and inspired colleague who had the idea of founding the chamber ...

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Laban s Efforts in Action

Rudolf Laban, A Life For Dance, trans. Lisa Ullmann (London: Macdonald and Evans Ltd, 1975) Rudolf Laban, Modern Educational Dance, 3rd edition, revised by Lisa Ullmann (London: Macdonald and Evans Ltd, 1975) Rudolf Laban, ...

Laban s Efforts in Action

As an actor, awareness of your movement is the key to transformation. By making deliberate physical choices, you can fully and articulately embody different ways of being: you can come someone or something else. Laban's Efforts give you a way of identifying and making these choices. Working with them helps the actor to create wholly present and physically ambitious performances. This book outlines Ewan's practical process, which allows the actor to understand their own movement and that of others by exploring one key part of Laban's work: the 'Efforts of Action Drive'. This complete, stage-by-stage, working process has been developed through more than thirty years of work with actors in the studio. Clear instructions for practical exercises are woven throughout the book, as well as exciting ways to apply the work in rehearsal, performance and on set. This allows the actor to learn and apply Laban's Efforts for themselves. Full video and audio resources allow the reader to experience the practical work in action. "Vanessa Ewan's work with Laban and the Efforts, as you will find in this inspired book, provides performers with an incredibly fertile foundation from which to create. She has found an astoundingly practical way of applying Laban's work to the quest of being a fully embodied actor. You will find tools in this book that will open door after door to your own creativity and awaken you to the endless possibility of what you can create on stage and on screen." Andrew Garfield, actor

The Influences of Rudolph i e Rudolf Laban

by Lisa Ullmann who said that the lack of acceptance by men of his ideas always worried Laban . There is undeniable bias on both sides of the ' boys / girls ' argument . In a work of mighty proportions purporting to study the ...

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Body Space Expression

Body - Space - Expression: The Development Of Rudolf Laban's Movement And Dance Concepts (Approaches To Semiotics).

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Dance Words

Rudolf Laban, 1950. Action drive “Basic effort actions in which the flow remains latent and only the factors of Weight, Time and Space operate”. A combination of three incomplete efforts “to which it is difficult to give names” but for ...

Dance Words

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Rhythm and Critique

Laban Archive, National Resource Centre for Dance Archive, University of Surrey. Figure 1.6 R. Laban, n.d., L/C/5/126. Single and Double Figures in Spatial Forms/A Figure in a Dodecahedron. Drawing by Rudolf Laban of a figure within a ...

Rhythm and Critique

Rhythm and Critique presents 12 new essays from a range of specialists to define, contextualise and challenge the concepts of rhythm and rhythmanalysis. It includes newly translated materials from Rudolf Laban and Henri Meschonnic. The book begins with a genealogy of rhythm as it occurs through critical theory literatures of the 20th century, enabling the reader to situate philosophical and contemporary readings that further define rhythm as a critical term and mode of analysis.

Rudolf Laban

Rudolf Laban was all these things and more. This book tells the story of his life, a life bound up with the political, social and cultural upheavals that formed the turbulent backdrop of modern Europe.

Rudolf Laban

A visionary, a mystic, a lover, a leader. Rudolf Laban was all these things and more. This book tells the story of his life, a life bound up with the political, social and cultural upheavals that formed the turbulent backdrop of modern Europe.

Dance Discourses

Rudolf Laban – Mary Wigman, Paris: Librairie de la Danse, 1996; see also her 'La danse moderne mise au pas?'. See M. Bernard, De la création chorégraphique, Pantin: Centre national de la danse, 2001, and in particular 'L'imaginaire ...

Dance Discourses

Focusing on politics, gender, and identities, a group of international dance scholars provide a broad overview of new methodological approaches – with specific case studies – and how they can be applied to the study of ballet and modern dance. With an introduction exploring the history of dance studies and the development of central themes and areas of concerns in the field, the book is then divided into three parts: politics explores 'Ausdruckstanz' – an expressive dance tradition first formulated in the 1920s by dancer Mary Wigman and carried forward in the work of Pina Bausch and others gender examines eighteenth century theatrical dance – a time when elaborate sets, costumes, and plots examined racial and sexual stereotypes identity is concerned with modern dance. Exploring contemporary analytical approaches to understanding performance traditions, Dance Discourses' pedagogical structure makes it ideal for courses in performing arts and humanities.

Laban Bartenieff Movement Studies

The following chapters discuss L/BMA as it is currently taught in many U.S. schools, but the ideas started by Rudolf von Laban and expanded by so many after him will continue to grow and change as new students discover and promote it.

Laban Bartenieff Movement Studies

In this engaging and practical text, author Colleen Wahl presents a detailed and clear discussion on how to best use Laban/Bartenieff movement analysis (L/BMA), a system for observing, teaching, and analyzing human movement. Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies: Contemporary Applications offers a framework for understanding movement as it influences our perceptions of ourselves and others. In moving through that framework, Wahl explains what the movement analysis is, how it works, and how readers can use it in their lives. “On the most fundamental level, L/BMA seeks to help you address how movement is relevant in your life,” Wahl says. “The text is designed to develop your knowledge of the Laban/Bartenieff lens and cultivate it in meaningful ways in your life.” That knowledge is useful in a wide range of activities, passions, and pursuits—developing a fuller range of movement and expression in your moving body, developing choreography, coaching and teaching movement, observing and describing how movement is meaningful, and more. Wahl has been practicing and teaching the L/BMA framework to undergraduate and graduate students since 2006, when she became a certified integrated movement studies analyst. In her book, she • brings a contemporary voice to L/BMA in a way that evokes the senses and the felt movement experience; • grounds readers in the theory and provides numerous practical applications, showing readers how to apply L/BMA in all facets of life and in any career; • incorporates a rich diversity of experiences in the dance field and beyond from other certified Laban movement analysts who apply L/BMA in their careers and lives; and • provides tried-and-true tips for applying L/BMA in your life. The text is organized into three parts. Part I offers an overview and historical look at Laban/Bartenieff movement analysis and details the organizing themes and guiding concepts of L/BMA. You’ll also learn about the origin of the L/BMA concepts and how they have changed and grown over the years. Part II presents the five categories of the L/BMA framework: body, effort, shape, space, and phrasing. This section provides an understanding of the elements of movement and focuses on why each element is useful. Part III helps you take what you learned in parts I and II and use it in meaningful ways in your life. It includes chapters on integrating L/BMA into your life and on first-hand experiences from a diverse group of people who use L/BMA in the dance field and beyond. “The process of using this material to shed new light on what you already are interested in and to expand your perceptive and expressive skills is challenging and exciting,” says Wahl. “You can make changes in how you move in your life to be more effective, easeful, and whole. You can become more skilled in movement observation and description. You can teach and coach others in movement with greater clarity and possible inroads.” Throughout the text, Wahl offers suggestions for experiencing and cultivating L/BMA in your life. “I’ve designed it to help you perceive human movement with greater nuance and specificity, to talk about movement with greater clarity and precision, to coach movement with a greater range of possibilities, and to evoke the movement experience with a greater range of options,” she says. “Ultimately, I’ve designed it to organize your perceptions of movement and shed new light on its role in your life.”

The Routledge Companion to Performance Philosophy

N/C/PE/1/66 from the University of Surrey Archive, University of Surrey A figure in an icosahedron by Rudolf Laban, 1938–40. L/C/5/83 from the University of Surrey Archive, University of Surrey Three figures around edges of an ...

The Routledge Companion to Performance Philosophy

The Routledge Companion to Performance Philosophy is a volume of especially commissioned critical essays, conversations, collaborative, creative and performative writing mapping the key contexts, debates, methods, discourses and practices in this developing field. Firstly, the collection offers new insights on the fundamental question of how thinking happens: where, when, how and by whom philosophy is performed. Secondly, it provides a plurality of new accounts of performance and performativity – as the production of ideas, bodies and knowledges – in the arts and beyond. Comprising texts written by international artists, philosophers and scholars from multiple disciplines, the essays engage with questions of how performance thinks and how thought is performed in a wide range of philosophies and performances, from the ancient to the contemporary. Concepts and practices from diverse geographical regions and cultural traditions are analysed to draw conclusions about how performance operates across art, philosophy and everyday life. The collection both contributes to and critiques the philosophy of music, dance, theatre and performance, exploring the idea of a philosophy from the arts. It is crucial reading material for those interested in the hierarchy of the relationship between philosophy and the arts, advancing debates on philosophical method, and the relation between Performance and Philosophy more broadly.

Character Animation

Laban. Movement. Theory. One of the most useful things you can do as an animator is to take some drama classes. ... This approach to acting and dancing was developed by Rudolf Laban (i879— l958). Laban was not only a choreographer, ...

Character Animation

Improve your character animation with a mastery of traditional principles and processes including weight and balance, timing, walks, birds, fish, snakes, four legged animals, acting and lip-synch. Traditional animation skills and techniques are presented in both 2D and 3D space. The companion CD features demonstration animations and exercises conducted in each of the major animation packages including 3ds Max, LightWave, Maya, and XSI Softimage. * Readers will achieve improved 3D animation with a practical understanding of foundational animation skills * Theory is balanced with practical exercises in drawn and 3D animation. * Companion CD-ROM includes short demonstration movies, 3D exercises, and 20 rigged models for practice.

The Mastery of Movement

The Mastery of Movement


Performer Training

The system of movement psychology that Yat is based on may be traced back to the work of Rudolf Laban ( 1971 , 1974 ) , who is much better known than his disciple . The Laban movement and notation system , of course , are extensively ...

Performer Training

Performer Training is an examination of how actors are trained in different cultures. Beginning with studies of mainstream training in countries such as Poland, Australia, Germany, and the United States, subsequent studies survey: - Some of Asia's traditional training methods and recent experiments in performer training - Eugenio Barba's training methods - Jerzy Grotowski's most recent investigations - The Japanese American NOHO companies attempts at integrating Kyogen into the works of Samuel Beckett - Descriptions of the training methods developed by Tadashi Suzuki and Anne Bogart at their Saratoga International Theatre Institute - Recent efforts to re-examine the role and scope of training, like Britain's International Workshop Festival and the European League of Institutes of Arts masterclasses - The reformulation of the use of emotions in performer training known as Alba Emoting.

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment

Rudolf Laban: Die Schrift des Tänzers: Ein Portrait. Norderstedt b. Hamburg: Books on Demand. Dörr, Evelyn. 2007. Rudolf Laban: The Dancer of the Crystal. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press. Dörr, Evelyn. 2013. Also, die Damen voran!

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment brings together a cross-section of artists and scholars engaged with the phenomenon of reenactment in dance from a practical and theoretical standpoint. Synthesizing myriad views on danced reenactment and the manner in which this branch of choreographic performance intersects with important cultural concerns around appropriation this Handbook addresses originality, plagiarism, historicity, and spatiality as it relates to cultural geography. Others topics treated include transmission as a heuristic device, the notion of the archive as it relates to dance and as it is frequently contrasted with embodied cultural memory, pedagogy, theory of history, reconstruction as a methodology, testimony and witnessing, theories of history as narrative and the impact of dance on modernist literature, and relations of reenactment to historical knowledge and new media.