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How Movement Works is a one week choreology intensive.

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How Movement Works

Course Outline

So what is movement anyway? Discover the answers during this week-long choreology intensive, based in our world class studios at the Laban Building.

The week will be an opportunity to research and explore movement and reflect how this can be embodied in your own practice.  It will significantly change and improve your creative practice.

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 choreological movement theories and their specific application to contemporary performing arts disciplines

Who is this for?

The course is suitable for practitioners, 18yrs+ from different backgrounds and disciplines,  interested in movement, choreography, acting, performance, circus, physio and directing or teaching. No previous experience of movement analysis theories is required.

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.

“Fascinating, absorbing and exciting. The choreological understanding will change your professional practice significantly”

(How Movement Works Participant)


Course Details 2023

Monday 10 – Friday 14 July 2023

Time: 10.00 – 17.30

Delivery: Trinity Laban Faculty of Dance, The Laban Building, Creekside, London SE8 3DZ

Fees 2023

Early Bird Fee: £450

Full Course Fee: £500

Trinity Laban Alumni Fee: £400


Example Timetable

The HMW research week may explore something like below, always staying response to the group and needs;

Day 1

Welcome and intro

Introducing the functional body and the body as instrument and its application in practice

Day 2

Exploring dynamic principles and writing dance

Day 3

Exploring body language and relationships

Day 4

Exploring space

Day 5

Applying our practice & reflection


Expect to move, discuss, observe and share practice. There will be breaks throughout the day. A full timetable will be shared with participants before the course.


Information Pack 2023

You can find everything you need to know about How Movement Works 2023 in our info pack linked above. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch: dancesummerschool@trinitylaban.ac.uk