Laban Guild International
Registered Charity 266435
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Ann Ward, Secretary and Trustee of LGI, previously Courses Officer, Membership Secretary and long term Council member. A full obituary will be published in the August issue of Movement Dance & Drama.
Mel Horwood Film Screening
The Dance Within Us
A retrospective screening of dance films by Mel Horwood who sadly died at Christmas 2021 after a short illness. These pieces are a celebration of her core belief that we all have dance within us. Mel also believed in the power of Community Dance and encouraged participants to create their own movement and have fun collaborating and performing. This event is a chance to view Mel’s films as a collection illustrating her approach to choreography and film. They are all created within the Suffolk landscape; exploring the themes and relevance of places as well as people. This is a free event and open to all.
Date Sunday 14th August 2022
Time 2 – 4:30pm (approx). Including a 45 min interval, with tea and cake provided
Venue The Cut, 8 New Cut, Halesworth IP19 8BY
0330 303 3211 (Open Tue – Sat 10am – 2pm)
Laban Movement Choir Project
LMCP is repeating Variations on the Green Planet virtually on Saturday 27th August from 9:30 to 13:30.
If you are interested in joining us please contact 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
Movement and Dance Enthusiasts
The Foundation Course in Laban Studies will be running again, virtually this Autumn.
The course is designed to develop participants’ understanding, embodiment and application of Laban Analysis of movement to their work. In addition, participants will engage in ongoing and summative reflection in relation to the progression of their understanding.
This is a 50 hour course (36 hours taught, 14 hours personal study) with a break every third week to allow time to address follow up tasks and prepare for assessment. Each 4 hour session will take place on Saturday mornings via Zoom on: 3rd, 10th & 24th September, 1st, 15th & 22nd October, 5th, 12th & 26th November 2022. The final session will include presentation of assessment tasks.
Fees are £125 for Laban Guild International subscribers (£100 concessions) £150 for non subscribers (£125 concessions).
Those interested should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance Passion 2022
One Dance UK and BBC Arts are pleased to announce that Dance Passion will return in 2022, shining a light on the UK’s world-class dance sector in all its forms. Along with leading names and exciting new talent, Dance Passion will feature across television, radio and online on BBC networks, stations and platforms in 2022.
As part of this celebration, BBC Arts and One Dance UK are inviting dance companies, independent artists, choreographers and associated tech partners to apply for funding for short form films (£5000) and interactive projects (£10000) which will delight existing dance lovers and bring new audiences to this exciting art form.
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.”
Classes with Viv Bridson
Studio class 11:30 to 12:30 on 3rd July in Studio 8, The Place, musician Nick Linnik
From Sept 19th, fortnightly in Studio 8 from 11:30 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 classes from Alexandra Baybutt
Zoom and in person classes with Jenny Frankel
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 Tanztheater Classes with Adrian Look
Saturdays: Tanztheater technique
From January 16 – 3:00 – 4:30pm
Meeting ID: 869 1478 9188 Passcode: 336840
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:
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.