World leading contemporary dance conservatoire Trinity Laban is offering a specialist intensive course on Rudolf Laban’s dance theatre works (13-17 July 2015).
Led by Trinity Laban dance artist and Choreology specialist, Alison Curtis-Jones, Rudolf Laban Man of Theatre: From Archive to Production. Recreation Intensive will enable students to recreate excerpts from Curtis-Jones' research of Rudolf Laban's dance theatre works, and practically investigate and embody the themes in Rudolf Laban’s Green Clowns (1928) and Nacht (1927), depicting the horrors of the First World War and the greed for money. Alison Curtis-Jones is a leading exponent of Rudolf Laban's dance theatre works dating from 1913-1928.
Laban, from whom Trinity Laban's Faculty of Dance takes its name, was a pioneer of expressionist dance. His theories of choreography and movement are now foundations of contemporary dance and choreology. Laban developed the art of movement choir, wherein large numbers of people move together creatively and expressively. In 1948 he established the Art of Movement Studio in Manchester, which is now Trinity Laban’s Faculty of Dance in the award winning Laban Building in Deptford.
The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in Laban’s work, and applications close on 8 June 2015.
Photograph of Rudolf Laban at the Art of Movement Studio, Manchester, 1947. Photographer: Roland Watkins. Ref: LC/A/1/4/22, Laban Collection, Laban Library and Archive, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance