Global Water Dances

“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.


Sanquhar, Scotland – 20-24 June

Laban Guild International is supporting ‘Balance’ and Monika Koch at this festival

Contact:  Darren Royston, Artistic Director, Nonsuch History & Dance (07702975988)


Keep Fit Association

Leicester – 13th and 14th July

£100 day rate available if booked before 14th June

For further information please contact

Or call Lynne on 07946 609493

KFA Flier

Certification Programme in Movement Analysis and Somatic Practice

LSSI’s Certificate programme is a post-graduate Somatic Practitioner and Laban/ Bartenieff Movement Analyst training delivered through a developmental and phenomenological lens. All modules are approached within somatic methodologies and perspectives, and include hands-on training for practice as a Somatic Movement Therapist/Educator. This programme meets the high standards of practice as an approved training programme of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). 

For more information and application 

Laban Guild International Online Forum 2023

Ladders of Laban: exploring swinging scales and virtual scaffolding

Convened by the Space Harmony Hub on Friday 15th December 2023, 12 noon GMT
Recording viewable here:

The Laban Practitioners 2022 forum recording is viewable here:
Part 1 Presentations.
Part 2 Discussions.

The Art of Movement - Rudolf Laban's Unpublished Writings

Edited by Dick McCaw

This book offers new perspectives on the thinking and practice of Rudolf Laban – a pioneer of modern European dance and movement analysis.  Laban’s own texts offer further elaboration of the key themes of his work – eukinetics, choreutics, community dance, pedagogy and dance notation.
Link to a Guardian article:

Phoenix Project Photographer Richard Washbrooke

Available Books

The following books are available with no charge from Clare Fiddler
Labanotation – Ann Hutchinson [3rd edition 1977]
Study Guide for Elementary Labanotation – Peggy Hackney, Sarah Manno, Muriel Topaz [1977] Dance Notation Bureau Press
Elementary Reading Studies – Peggy Hackney, Sarah Manno, Muriel Topaz [1979?] Dance Notation Bureau Press
Study Guide: Intermediate Labanotation – Muriel Topaz [1972]
Study Guide: Intermediate Labanotation – Addendum Jane Marriott [1980]
Modern Dance Studies – Jane Winearls Books 1-6. She uses the method evolved by Sigurd Leeder & Kurt Jooss from the practical analysis of Laban. Each dance study uses Labanotation

SRA Movement and Dance Division

The Movement and Dance Division of the Sport and Recreation Association working with a number of Universities have produced the following report:
Social Value of Movement and Dance
Social Value Launch Event Report by Maggie Killingbeck

Mental Health in Sport and Physical Activity Conference

Connection is central –people with lived experience of mental health need to be embedded throughout all attempts to support, individual contact and collaboration. Greater promotion of success is required. There is a need to work strategically with partners and to understand the barriers Ideally a multi-sector approach is required.

Conference Report by Maggie Killingbeck

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

Classes with Viv Bridson

From October 1st to December 10th, weekly in Studio 8 from 11:00 to 12:30, usually with live music.  Payment up to £10 donated to a country in need – currently Ukraine and Afghanistan.
Class is taught by Viv Bridson assisted by Amy Mauvan and Noemi Laabaid


Online and in person classes from Alexandra Baybutt

We are holding some online workshops on Sundays in the lead up to our longer workshop. All welcome, not only musicians – we have some past students from the Laban/Bartenieff programme I teach in the Netherlands join us to explore voice
Online somatic movement class recordings in bundles of 6 or 11. Explore movement principles from the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System to support your personal practice. Led by Alexandra Baybutt (CMA, RSME, PhD). Year-long access to recordings.

Zoom and in person classes with Jenny Frankel

Lunchtime Laban

Weekly movement and dance sessions, based on the work of Rudolf Laban, both in-person (Primrose Hill) and on Zoom. Suitable for beginners and advanced students.

Tuesdays 12.30-1.30pm. First session free. Then £5 per week on Zoom, £10 per week in person.


Zoom sessions with Anneliese Monika Koch

Vis a Vis Tanztheater 

Expressive Dance and Improvisation with Elements of Modern Laban Practice 
Online Mondays 6pm to 7:15pm (GMT) 

 “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. Albert Einstein 

A virtual celebration of Life through the Art of Movement. We will dance, improvise and create, guided by the poetical expression of our internal truth, our hopes, visions and dreams. Our expressive language is rooted in the tradition of Laban based European Tanztheater Elements of Movement meditation and focused breath work will be included. 
We invite all those who have joy in creative expression and are interested in the working methods of Vis a Vis Tanztheater. 

Direction: Monika Koch 
Contact Vis a Vis Tanztheater 
Tel 0043 660 1355 (Whats App) 



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

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

Global Water Dances

“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.