Join us for this exciting week-long intensive exploring how movement works.

"This course will reveal things that people working in the performing arts should know, but often don’t!” (Rosemary Brandt)

Intensive Course Outline

So what is movement anyway? Discover the answers during this week-long choreology intensive.

The course is suitable for practitioners from different backgrounds and disciplines, interested in movement, choreography, acting, performance, and directing or teaching. It will significantly change and improve your creative practice.

Join us on the journey to reveal fascinating insights about what we look at when we watch performance and how expression is controlled, created and communicated.

The week will include:

  • An introduction to innovative and exciting choreological practice
  • Creating, performing and observing movement
  • Discussion and dialogue
  • An exploration of current developments of Rudolf Laban’s movement theories and their specific application to contemporary performing arts disciplines

No previous experience of movement analysis theories is required.

"Fascinating, absorbing and exciting. The choreological understanding will change your professional practice significantly” (Participant 2016)

Course Details

Mon 9 – Fri 13 July 2018, 10.00h – 17.30h 

How to Book

Early Bird Course Fee: £385 (available until 1 Mar)
Trinity Laban Alumni rate: £360

Course Fee after 1 Mar: £435 

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Information Pack

The How Movement Works 2018 Information Pack can be downloaded via the link below:

Information Pack


Please see a copy of 2017 available for download here 2017 HMW Timetable (pdf)

The 2018 version will be available soon.

Teacher Biographies

How Movement Works is led by dance specialists in Choreological Studies from Trinity Laban’s faculty who share a wealth of experience working with Rudolf Laban's principles.

Olga Masleinnikova

Olga Masleinnikova is a choreologist, dance-theatre-movement director, artist coach and teacher. Her practice combines Laban's contemporary developments for performing arts - discipline called Choreology, psychophysical and somatic practices as well as her research around energy body. Teaching includes Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance,   Royal Academy of Music, English National Opera for Opera Works, Kingston University, East 15 Acting School, Oxford School of Drama, Bird College of Performing Arts, Cambridge University, HZT - University of the Arts of Berlin,  Giles Foreman Acting Centre, JSBC Television China, Le Grand Conservatoire d'Avignon and FOCAL Switzerland.  Her choreographic and collaborative works have been to venues in London, Ghent, Malmo, Dublin, Paris, Chur, Berlin and Reykjavik. Additionally, she has developed Artistic Development Coaching Programme, regularly coaches directors, actors, choreographers and filmmakers and delivers numerous workshops internationally.