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Rudolf Laban

By Karen K. Bradley

Routledge

146 pages

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Description

Rudolf Laban was one of the leading dance theorists of the twentieth century. His work on dance analysis and notation raised the status of dance as both an art form and a scholarly discipline. This is the first book to combine:

  • an overview of Laban’s life, work and influences
  • an exploration of his key ideas, including the revolutionary "Laban Movement Analysis" system
  • analysis of his works Die Grünen Clowns and The Mastery of Movement and their relevance to dance theater from the 1920s onwards
  • a detailed exercise-based breakdown of Laban’s key teachings.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today’s student.

Table of Contents

List of figures

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. LABAN’S CORE: BIOGRAPHY

2. ANALYSIS OF A TEXT, THE MASTERY OF MOVEMENT

3. THE TANZTHEATER AND ANALYSIS OF A WORK

4. MASTERY OF MOVEMENT FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY PERFORMER

Afterpiece

Bibliography

Index

About the Author/Editor

Karen K. Bradley is Associate Professor Emerita in Dance at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a Certified Movement Analyst in Laban Movement Analysis.

About the Series

Routledge Performance Practitioners

Routledge Performance Practitioners is an innovative series of introductory handbooks on key figures in twentieth-century performance practice.
Each volume focuses on a theatre-maker who has transformed the way we understand theatre and performance. The books are carefully structured to enable the reader to gain a good grasp of the fundamental elements underpinning each practitioner's work. They provide an inspiring springboard for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses.
These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators, through:

  • personal biography
  • explanation of key writings
  • description of significant productions
  • reproduction of practical exercises.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PER000000
PERFORMING ARTS / General
PER003000
PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / General
PER003040
PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Modern
PER003100
PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / History & Criticism