It is with great regret that we have to announce the death on Christmas Eve of Geraldine Stephenson, Vice-President and member of the Guild since 1947.
The Spring edition of Movement Dance & Drama will have articles celebrating her life and long standing commitment to the work of Rudolf Laban, to the Laban Guild and to the Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund.

Laban Guild Annual Conference
Laban Lecture to be given by Alison Curtis-Jones: Re-imagining Laban: Traditions and Inventions. Re-staging as creative contemporary practice
Workshops led by Alison and Adrian Look
In honour of Geraldine Stephenson, an evening performance by Summit Dance Theatre of Alison’s re-imagining of Laban’s Drumstick. This has met with outstanding acclaim for performances at the TrinityLABAN theatre and in Quebec in 2017. There will be an opportunity for networking and to meet dancers and choreographer over a glass of wine.

Date: 29th April 2018
Venue: The Place, Euston, London
Contact: Selina Martin
Booking may be made for the day or for the evening performance only.
To book online using Paypal, please click here.
To book by post, please download Booking Form.

Laban Guild Summer School
Further Laban Studies and Choreography with Anna Carlisle
Dance/Drama with Cathy Washbrooke
Developmental Movement with the Sherborne Association
Dates: 17th to 19th August 2018
Venue: University of Bedfordshire
Contact: Ann Ward

Laban Guild Creative Dance Leaders Course
This 150 hour course covers 12 weekends over 13 months (see courses page for details)
Dates: 2018: April 7/8, May 5/6, June 2/3, Jun 30/July 1, Sept 8/9, Oct 13/14, Nov 10/11, Dec 1/2. 2019: Jan 12/13, Feb 2/3 March 2/3 April 6/7.
Venue: Ware, near Hertford.
Contact coursesofficer@labanguild.org.uk

Struggle of the Suffragettes
Dance in a Day
Egham/Virginia Water – Saturday 14th April 2018
Hitchin – Sunday 15th April 2018
Taster: February 17th 2 – 4:30pm
Contact: Susi Thornton

Members’ Events
For events and regular classes provided by individual Guild members, please visit the Members Events page



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: carlisle100dance@gmail.com

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
Contact: books@brechinbooks.online
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 http://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

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