Laban Guild for Movement and Dance

Registered Charity 266435

 Laban Guild AGM

Guild Council has now postponed the 2020 AGM and will combine it with the 2021 AGM due to take place in the first 4 months of next year. All members have received the 2019 Annual Report and emails/letters from Anna Carlisle and the Guild Council giving further information re proposals for the Guild’s future.
2021 is the 75th anniversary of the Guild and apart from discussing the future of the Guild, time will be devoted to celebrating 75 years.

Gordon Curl MA MEd

It is with great sadness that Council has learned that Guild President Gordon Curl died peacefully in his sleep on October 14th; Gordon joined the Guild in 1958; he served the Guild as its Chair, Magazine Editor, Vice President and finally as President. Gordon wrote many articles for the Guild’s magazine.  A full obituary and appreciation will be in the Spring 2021 issue of Movement Dance & Drama.

A few of Gordon’s contributions to the Guild.

Upcoming International Event

Laban Conference from 8th to 10th January 2021.  –    Laban for Actors and in Acting
Call for papers and teaching demonstrations
Proposals required by 14th December 2020to be sent to:
Acceptance Notification by 16th December 2020
Phoenix Dancers

MADE IN SUFFOLK - Film directed by Mel Horwood

Scilla in Portugal

The Laban Guild was delighted to be one of the sponsors of this film.

Film: Made in Suffolk

“Between 1982 and 1993 Scilla Dyke founded and directed what would become a sea change in the UK arts world. This film is the story of Suffolk Dance / Dance East and one woman’s lasting impact on dance.”


2019 LABAN LECTURE Given by Dr Ann Hutchinson-Guest

‘My experience of Rudolf Laban and how his work was carried forward’
View on YouTube Laban Lecture 2019

Webinar and Weekly Classes

Laban-Bartenieff from 14th September:
Mondays 7pm to 9pm, FASCIAL FUNDAMENTALS – Somatic Movement Work
Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm “CORE CONNECTIONS -Introduction to the Bartenieff Fundamentals”
Webinar at 4pm on Sunday 13th in German from 4pm to 5:30pm “Laban/Bartenieff Bewegungsstudien als Werkzeug fur wissenschaftliche, padagogische und kunstlerische Arbeit im Tanz”
Antja Kennedy website

'Wo is der Weg? - Isolation' - Patricia Rissman

“Liebe Tanzbegeisterte, diesmal gibt es das Festival 48 Std. Neukölln nur online. Ihr könnt also bequem alles vom Sessel zu Hause ansehen.  Der Turm, Die Wohnung, Die Stadt, Die Wohnung und Der Turm”



From September 16 –Improvisation and Theory⋅ 3:00 – 4:30pm

Weekly on Wednesday, until Dec 2, 2020
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 847 9645 8692
Passcode: 771590
Saturdays: Tanztheater technique
From September 19⋅ 3:00 – 4:30pm
Weekly on Saturday, until Dec 5, 2020
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 874 1900 4035
Passcode: 001758
Classes are free but I do accept donations, it is really up to you.
And here you will also find the archive with the recorded sessions thus far:

Foundation Course

Now postponed due to Covid 19.  Prospective attendees will be advised of new dates once it becomes possible.

Venue: Italia Conti 23 Goswell Road, Barbican, City Of London, London, EC1M 7AJ
Contact: Maggie Killingbeck

Members’ Workshops and Classes

For workshops and regular classes provided by individual Guild members, please visit the Members Workshops and Classes page

New General Data Protection Regulations came into effect on May 25th 2018.

Please read our privacy policies here:
Laban Guild Data Protection Policy May 2018
Laban Guild Privacy Notice for Members May 2018


Five dancers illustrate ways in which virtual maps and clusters of dynamic colouring offer frameworks and tools for choreographic exploration, composition and development.
The material is based on the innovative work of Rudolf Laban, pioneer of Dance Theatre, Movement Analysis and Dance Notation.
DVD £16 per copy (incl. postage)
Contact: Anna Carlisle

Revised Warren Lamb Editions

Posture and Gesture: an Introduction to the Study of Physical Behaviour
A Framework for Understanding Movement: my Seven Creative Concepts
Beyond Dance: Laban’s Legacy of Movement Analysis
An Eye for Movement: Warren Lamb’s Career in Movement Analysis
Decision Making and Movement Analysis (DVD)
All available through Brechin Books, 6 Brechin Place, London SW6 4QA
These are also available as e-books through Kindle Publishing and Smashwords.

Laban Collection at the Brotherton Library

The John Hodgson Collection has now been catalogued and is available at
There is also a guide with descriptive text to accompany a selection of images and documents. The Laban Collection guide can be accessed at

Warren Lamb Archive

The NRCD is hoping to obtain enough funding to make the Warren Lamb Archive available to the public, and to this end has provided a link for donations on the University of Surrey’s online store

Online class – Tanztheater – Youtube


As many of you will be in lockdown or isolation I made two online classes so if you feel like it just go for it and enjoy. Send videos as well and I can give some feedback and corrections.
Further details of the classes.
Contact: Adrian Look

Geraldine Stephenson Archive

Now completed and available to view at the NRCD, University of Surrey, Guildford.
The archive can be viewed online at
For research enquiries or visits contact

Online class – Ballet – Youtube


Eurolab is supporting GLOBAL WATER DANCES – Mission statement:

“We connect and support a global community of choreographers and dancers to inspire action and international collaboration for water issues through the universal language of dance.”
Visit for more information.