Rudolf Laban (Paperback) book cover

Rudolf Laban

By Karen K. Bradley

Series Editor: F Chamberlain

© 2009 – Routledge

144 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415375252
pub: 2008-10-06
Hardback: 9780415375245
pub: 2008-10-06

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About the Book

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 Mastery of Movement and their relevance to dance theatre 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

Laban’s Core (Biography) Analysis of a Text, Mastery of Movement The Tanztheatre and Analysis of a Work: Die Grünen Clowns Mastery of Movement for the 21st Century Performer

About the Author/Editor

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

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism