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.
Upcoming International Event
We were saddened to hear that Sam Thornton passed away on 18 November. In spite of deteriorating health over the past few years, he retained his interest in and commitment to Laban’s work, having previously served on the Laban Guild Council and occupied the Chair. Sam taught at the Art of Movement Studio in Addlestone and then for a short while at the Laban Centre. He was always involved in the Laban Summer School and, when it was going to be discontinued following the death of Lisa Ullmann, Sam and Susi continued it as a private enterprise – Laban International Courses. Sam directed the LInC summer school for many years and was best known for his Movement Choirs. A full obituary and appreciation will be in the Spring 2021 issue of Movement Dance & Drama.
MADE IN SUFFOLK - Film directed by Mel Horwood
The Laban Guild was delighted to be one of the sponsors of this film.
“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.”
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”
Thursdays 10am to noon SOMATIC MOVEMENT AND DANCE TO HELP THE IMMUNE SYSTEM’S SELF-REGULATION”
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
ZOOM TANZTHEATER CLASSES: ADRIAN LOOK
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
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
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:
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
MAPPING SPACE: CHOREOGRAPHIC RESOURCES FOR DANCE EDUCATION
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 https://library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/168066
There is also a guide with descriptive text to accompany a selection of images and documents. The Laban Collection guide can be accessed at http://library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-rudolf-laban-collections
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
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
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 www.laban-eurolab.org for more information.