Download e-book for kindle: Beyond Dance: Laban's Legacy of Movement Analysis by Eden Davies

By Eden Davies

ISBN-10: 0415977282

ISBN-13: 9780415977289

Past Dance: Laban's Legacy of circulation research deals scholars of dance and flow a quick creation to the existence and paintings of Rudolf Laban, and the way this paintings has been prolonged into the fields of move treatment, communications, early adolescence improvement, and different fields. whereas many dance scholars be aware of of Laban and his paintings because it applies to their box, few understand the complete tale of the way this system has built and grown. for those who input into the fields of dance move treatment, functionality, and communications, there are important classes to be realized from Laban and his follower's works. past Dance deals a concise advent to this global. Refreshingly freed from jargon and straightforward to appreciate, the paintings bargains dance scholars – and others attracted to human move – a whole photo of the numerous probabilities inherent in Laban's theories. for individuals who will pursue careers 'beyond dance', this paintings could be an invaluable guidebook into similar components. this can be very best to scholars of Laban move idea in dance and circulate treatment, and may be utilized in complicated classes in those components as important, short creation to the sector.

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Indd 33 33 12/2/05 9:18:24 AM The next morning was better. Geraldine Stephenson, a graduate of Bedford College and still working today as a choreographer, gave a vigorous class based purely on Laban’s principles. Ballet dancers, of course, start the day with a specialised system of barre exercises, followed by practice of those movements specific to ballet. Laban, like Noverre several centuries earlier, saw classical ballet as restrictive. If the only way to dance were ballet then most people would be eliminated because of their physique and their inability to achieve a standard at the specialised techniques.

He believed it was important to enable people to dance in their own individual way, to express their own uniqueness, to discover the richness of their own Effort and by this to combat the ravages of industrialisation. Awareness of Eukinetics could revive a person’s sense of their individuality and this is what restoring man’s dignity meant to Laban. He dreamt of new forms of folk and social dance being created in the Western world to compensate for the degrading machine work threatening to make robots out of people.

Lawrence was not on paper the most obvious candidate to partner Laban. He was an accountant and engineer, while Laban was an artist and a philosopher. He was one of the first management consultants in the UK, having set up an office in Manchester in 1923, and had developed the innovative concept of “marginal costing”. Lawrence was on a consultancy assignment at Dartington for his company Paton, Lawrence & Co. in 1942 to do with the administration of Dartington Rural Industries when he met Laban roaming around observing the workers’ Efforts and offering guidance on how they could do their jobs more effectively and with less strain to their physique.

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