Anita Donaldson / Laban (London) Laban's Principles in Practice

22-26 Aug
130 EUR
LABAN offers wide-ranging specialist training programs for dance artists and practitioners, with degrees recognized by the City University London. As a leading dance conservatory, LABAN has done pioneering work in both practical and academic courses.

Anita Donaldson is currently Head of Research and Graduate Studies at LABAN. Formerly Dean of Performing Arts at the University of Adelaide (Australia), she completed her PhD at LABAN in 1993. She taught Movement Analysis, Dance History, and Dance Criticism in the first dance degree program in Australia and was Head of that Department from 1987-1989. She has held key positions on state and national advisory and funding boards in Australia, and was a dance critic for the Adelaide Advertiser

Grounded in the principles of dance artist-researcher Rudolf Laban, this workshop takes a choreological perspective to explore the intrinsic material of the dance medium - identified as the four strands of that medium: the performer, the movement, the sound and the space. Particular focus will be on the movement content - the elements of body, action, choreutics and eukinetics: their embodiment, inter-relationship, documentation, and connection to other arts practices.

Photo: Archive at Laban