Laban for All / Edition 1

Laban for All / Edition 1

by Jean Newlove, John Dalby
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0878301801

ISBN-13: 9780878301805

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878301805
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,177,833
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword10
Laban11
Some Useful Terms and Expressions17
Steps19
Why Plato?23
1Using the Five Crystals27
The Cube28
The Tetrahedron39
The Octahedron44
The Dodecahedron and Icosahedron47
The Dimensional Cross and the Three Dimensional Planes49
Levels and Zones56
Arcs and Circles58
Notation60
2The Movement Scales62
The Dimensional Scale62
The Dimensional Scale for the Right Side63
The Flowing Version for the Right Side66
The Dimensional Scale for the Left Side68
The Flowing Version for the Left Side70
The Three Crosses: the Dimensional, the Diametral and the Diagonal70
The Diagonal Scale73
The Diagonal Scale for the Right Side73
The Flowing Version for the Right Side78
The Diagonal Scale for the Left Side79
The Flowing Version for the Left Side80
The 'A' Scale81
The 'A' Scale for the Right Side82
The Flowing Version for the Right Side88
The 'A' Scale for the Left Side88
The Flowing Version for the Left Side90
The 'B' Scale91
The 'B' Scale for the Right Side92
The Flowing Version for the Right Side99
The 'B' Scale for the Left Side99
The Flowing Version for the Left Side100
Steeples and Volutes101
Steeples101
Volutes102
The Missing Diagonals104
Composition of the Primary Scale106
Polar Triangles106
The Cluster106
The Girdle108
The Primary Scale for the Right Side110
3Space, Time, Weight and Flow112
Space112
Time115
Weight119
The Body's Weight and the Pull of Gravity120
The Body Carrying Weights/Kinetic Sensing123
Body Resistance Pulling and Pushing124
Flow127
Free-flow and Bound-flow127
4The Eight Basic Efforts129
Pressing: Direct, Sustained, Strong130
Flicking: Flexible, Sudden, Light132
Wringing: Flexible, Sustained, Strong133
Dabbing: Direct, Sudden, Light134
Slashing: Sudden, Strong, Flexible136
Gliding: Sustained, Light, Direct137
Punching or Thrusting: Direct, Sudden, Strong138
Floating: Flexible, Sustained, Light139
The Dynamosphere141
Discovering the Eight Basic Efforts142
Changing One Element143
Changed Involving One Element145
Changing Two Elements145
Changing Three Elements147
The Effort Scale148
The Effort Graph150
Effort Variations: Ranks and Grades154
Shadow Movements158
Conventional Gestures159
The Effect of Feelings on Movement160
Objective Function160
Movement Sensation161
The Effect of Movement on the Breath165
The Effect of Emotions on the Breath166
5The Movement in Sound and Voice171
The Vocal Mechanism169
Forming Words: Vowels and Consonants176
Speaking and Singing180
Resonance: The Benefit of Humming182
6Incomplete Efforts185
Mental Effort Preceding Action: Attention, Intention, Decision and Precision187
7The Four Drives196
Action Drive196
Vision Drive198
Spell Drive199
Passion Drive200
The Meaning of Music202
Playing Musical Instruments205
8For Those Who Act209
Using the Eight Basic Efforts to Convey Character211
Using the Incomplete Efforts, Modes and Drives215
Using Space216
Using Time217
Using Weight217
Using Flow217
Using the Awake Mode218
Using the Dream Mode219
Using the Remote Mode219
Using the Near Mode220
Using the Stable Mode220
Using the Mobile Mode221
Using the Four Drives221
Commedia Dell'arte223
9For Those Who Dance226
Variation of the 'Flowing' 'A' Scale229
Travelling along a Diameter234
Icosahedral 3-Ring Swings235
Icosahedral 5-Ring Swings236
Step Sequences to Rhythmic Patterns236
Choreography and Music238
Doing a Dance240
10For Those Who Teach249
Postscript251
How to Make Your Own Icosahedron252
Bibliography255

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