Laban Guild International
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Black History Month – October 2021
Black British Voices Project
Former Laban Guild President Dr Maggie Semple OBE is lead ambassador for the Black British Voices Project. BBVP is a partnership between the University of Cambridge’s Sociology Department, the black-led consultancy I-Cubed Ltd (founded by Maggie) and The Voice newspaper. The aim is to provide an updated portrait of Black Britishness and British Blackness for the 21st Century.
Visit https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/BBVP for more information.
Royal Opera House
Throughout this month the ROH will present live-streamed performances featuring artists from both The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, alongside a range of archival content and dedicated social media takeovers from their global community of Black creatives and performers.
Visit https://www.roh.org.uk/black-history-month for more information
Lots more information is available at https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk
It is with sadness that we have to report the death of Walli Meier earlier this month. There will be an obituary in the February 2022 issue of Movement Dance & Drama. If you have memories of Walli which you would like to share please contact Clare Lidbury email@example.com
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. Alond 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.”
Zoom Classes with Viv Bridson
Every Sunday starting January 3rd 2021 from 11:00 to 12:30
The class is Laban based taking a theme and working on it for several weeks in various ways with a stress on dynamics and honesty in movement – ages range from late teens to over 80. There is no cost but donations can be made on a voluntary basis to paypal.me/vivienbridson. Money is sent to various people and money has just been sent to one of the Zoom group from Armenia.
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:
'Wo ist der Weg? - Isolation' - Patricia Rissman
Zoom Classes with Jenny Frankel
Laban Back-to-Basics, Tuesdays 1-2pm. £5 per class (money goes to charity)
A small group of singers, actors and artistes, exploring and experimenting with Laban concepts and scales, taking them into improvised movement and dance in the class – and into their own work outside.
All levels welcome. Get in touch if you’d like to come and try a class.
Zoom and in person classes with Alexandra Baybutt
21 December, 20 March 2022 online, 21 June in person
Play As You Are, a series of creative somatic movement workshops for musicians with Maya Felixbrodt. MORE & BOOKING (https://alexandrabaybutt.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7af725bbcc79827225a22e6a9&id=d799896b56&e=0283ccaf58)
8 – 12 November – Morning Class, Independent Dance, Elephant & Castle, SE London. MORE (https://alexandrabaybutt.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7af725bbcc79827225a22e6a9&id=8da234849b&e=0283ccaf58)
25 November – Performing in person with Stephanie Felber in our project ABAX (https://alexandrabaybutt.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7af725bbcc79827225a22e6a9&id=6fc5b1c3a5&e=0283ccaf58) , at the Horsedonkey Club, vFd (https://alexandrabaybutt.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7af725bbcc79827225a22e6a9&id=fc1f41fc09&e=0283ccaf58) , Dalston, E London.
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.