Laban Guild International
Registered Charity 266435
It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of our Honorary Vice President Sheila McGivering on Friday April 16th. Sheila had been a member of the Guild since 1949 and was involved in Council as Chair and with the Training Committee. There will be a tribute in the Summer issue of the magazine.
Laban Guild AGM
Following the virtual AGM on 21st March 2021, members voted with a substantial majority to move to an online organisation with the name Laban Guild International.
MOVEMENT CHOIR DANCE PROJECT:
Appalachian Spring VII Doppio movimento by Aaron Copland – Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic provides the accompaniment for this virtual dance event. (If you plan to attend it would be helpful if you downloaded this track (99p) to your phone – it will help in the breakout rooms.) You will have the opportunity to learn a simple choreography, improvise and create. This is an half day event; it will include short breaks and there will be an opportunity for relating to other dancers. It is a piece concerned with hopefulness. We anticipate that dancing with a common focus will be an uplifting experience for all.
This virtual dance event is free to Guild members. Numbers are limited (due to the number of thumbnail videos one screen can accommodate) therefore you will be required to confirm your interest/attendance. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Susi, Janet and Maggie.
Contact: Maggie Killingbeck
Call for papers and demonstrations
Please send your submission by the 25th of May 2021 to: email@example.com
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.
'Wo ist der Weg? - Isolation' - Patricia Rissman
Zoom Tanztheater Classes with Adrian Look
From January 13 – Improvisation and Theory
Weekly on Wednesday 3:00 – 4:30pm
Meeting ID: 834 0006 4197 Passcode: 972640
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:
Now postponed due to Covid 19. Prospective attendees will be advised of new dates once it becomes possible.
Venue: Italia Conti 23 Goswell Road, Barbican, City Of London, London, EC1M 7AJ
Contact: Maggie Killingbeck
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.