Rudolf Laban (Routledge Performance Practitioners) by Karen K. Bradley

By Karen K. Bradley

Rudolf Laban was once one of many prime dance theorists of the 20 th century. His paintings on dance research and notation raised the prestige of dance as either an paintings shape and a scholarly self-discipline. this is often the 1st publication to mix: an summary of Laban's existence, paintings and affects an exploration of his key principles, together with the innovative 'Laban stream research' approach research of his works Die Gr?nen Clowns and Mastery of move and their relevance to bop theatre from the Nineteen Twenties onwards a close exercise-based breakdown of Laban's key teachings. As a primary step in the direction of serious knowing, and as an preliminary exploration sooner than occurring to additional basic examine, Routledge functionality Practitioners are unbeatable worth for cutting-edge pupil.

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It was an event that reminds us of the true value of Laban’s contributions to dance and to the world. Laban wrote that the performers thanked him, because in the course of performing their work-dances, they had “fallen in love with their work again” (Laban, 1975, p. 143). They each understood what only the masters of the craft knew: that the essence of the movement was the essence of the craft. In 1929, he was also lecturing, including a series of talks on the “Problems of Dance” (Maletic, 1987, p.

Such shading produces “more terrific reactions,” according to Laban (1971, p. 13). Laban meant that through the exploration of various combinations of Effort characters will be both consistent and clear. In the beehive exercise, above, the personalities would appear from the array of evershifting attitudes: for example, a character who arises out of hastening directness might have an encounter with a character who finds that he/she is avoiding the first character and becoming bound and sustained.

Eventually, Betty came to the United States where she pioneered Laban’s work in psychiatry and especially with Parkinson’s patients. F. C. Lawrence was a management consultant when Leonard Elmhurst introduced him to Laban. During and after World War II, Lawrence and Laban blended traditional time–motion study approaches to worker efficiency with Laban’s analysis of effort and space. Observing young women throw around huge tires and pieces of equipment for the war effort gave them opportunities to note the role of personal style in efficiency.

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