Beyond Dance: Laban's Legacy of Movement Analysis

Beyond Dance: Laban's Legacy of Movement Analysis

by Eden Davies, Davies Davies
     
 

Beyond Dance: Laban's Legacy of Movement Analysis offers students of dance and movement a brief introduction to the life and work of Rudolf Laban, and how this work has been extended into the fields of movement therapy, communications, early childhood development, and other fields.

While many dance students know of Laban and his work as it applies to

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Beyond Dance: Laban's Legacy of Movement Analysis offers students of dance and movement a brief introduction to the life and work of Rudolf Laban, and how this work has been extended into the fields of movement therapy, communications, early childhood development, and other fields.

While many dance students know of Laban and his work as it applies to their field, few know the full story of how this technique has developed and grown. For many who enter into the fields of dance movement therapy, performance, and communications, there are valuable lessons to be learned from Laban and his follower's works. Beyond Dance offers a concise introduction to this world. Refreshingly free of jargon and easy to understand, the work offers dance students – and others interested in human movement – a full picture of the many possibilities inherent in Laban's theories. For many who will pursue careers 'beyond dance', this work will be a useful guidebook into related areas.

This will be ideally suited to students of Laban movement theory in dance and movement therapy, and will be used in advanced courses in these areas as useful, brief introduction to the field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415977272
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/05/2005
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations4
Acknowledgements6
Foreword7
Introduction9
Ch. 1Laban in Europe13
His early life
Ascona and After
Labanotation
Ch. 2Laban's War Effort29
His arrival in England - Dartington
Lisa Ullmann and Education
Laban and F. C. Lawrence
Lilt in Labour
Ch. 3Shape and Effort49
Warren Lamb and the Art of Movement Studio
Choreutics
Eukinetics
Laying Down the Rules of Movement Analysis
Shape - The Three Planes of Movement
Effort - The Three Qualities of Movement
Laban's Eight Basic Efforts
The Importance of Flow
Ch. 4Arriving at Aptitude Assessment72
Working on the Factory Floor
The Laban Lawrence Effort Assessment
Aptitude Assessment
The 3-Stage Decision-Making Process
Adding Shape to the Formula
Posture and Gesture
Into Team-Building
Ch. 5Action Profilers International99
Broadening the Base: Pamela Ramsden
The Body-Mind Connection
The Motivation to Interact
The Overall Factors
Sharing and Private Behaviour
Training Profilers
Research and Validation
Problems for Action Profiling
Ch. 6Movement Analysis and Personality128
Childhood Development - Judith Kestenberg
Some Basic Personality Types
The Communicator
The Confronter
Action Man / Woman
Ch. 7Movement and Gender141
The Gender War
Male and Female in Movement
The Importance of Flow - Again
Some Interpretations
Putting on the Pressure
Caring and Sharing
Making Decisions
Vive la Difference
Ch. 8All the World's a Stage165
Movement and Politics
Movement Analysis and Therapy
Ritualised Behaviour
Social Considerations of Movement and Gender
Personal Relationships
Punishment and Rehabilitation
Movement as a Common Denominator
App. IWarren Lamb's Profile of Rudolf Laban182
App. IIThe Laban Lawrence Effort Assessment190
App. IIIAn Aptitude Assessment for a Marketing Director196
Bibliography203

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