Laban-based Creative Dance Foundation Course
In conjunction with the University of Bedfordshire, the Laban Guild will be running the Foundation Course again this year.
Dates: 8th October; 22nd October; 5th November; 19th November; and 3rd December 2016
For further information email Maggie Killingbeck:
To register please email

A Dance in a Day – Laban Movement Choir
SlideEgham2Whether you’ve always fancied giving dance a go or are an experienced dancer, these events give all ages and abilities the rare chance to come together to create a dance piece led and supported by experienced dance facilitators. We will dance to the music of Smetana.
Dates: October 29th Belfast.
Fees: Full £30, Laban Guild Members £27, Pair/Group £25 each, Concessions £20
Phone: 01747 826007



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:

Laban in Ascona
Summit Dance Theatre – Artistic Director – Alison Curtis-Jones
Re-creation of Rudolf Laban’s ‘Ishtar’s Journey into Hades’ and ‘The Dancing Drumstick’
Date: Saturday 10th October 2015 at 8:30 pm
Venue: Teatro del Gatto, Ascona, Switzerland
This event was reviewed in the current issue of Movement, Dance & Drama published in February 2016

Volunteers Required
This year 2016 the Guild will require volunteers to support the archive phase of the HLF project.
If you live within easy access of the NRCD in Surrey and would like to help please register your interest with Maggie Killingbeck:

Revised Warren Lamb Editions
Posture and Gesture: an Introduction to the Study of Physical Behaviour
A Framework for Understanding Movement: my Seven Creative Concepts
Fifty years ago Warren Lamb published his book Posture and Gesture: an Introduction to the Study of Physical Behaviour. This was his first clear statement of the theory he had developed from years of studying and working with Rudolf Laban. Posture and Gesture has been out of print for some time, and it is fitting that on its 50th anniversary it should now appear as an e-book, available through Kindle Publishing and Smashwords.
It will shortly be followed by his last statement in 2012, A Framework for Understanding Movement: my Seven Creative Concepts. This handbook for students of movement gives clear definitions of the basic concepts behind Movement Pattern Analysis for which he was entirely responsible.
Posture and Gesture is inevitably dated after 50 years, but the core of the book – an explanation of the components of movement, and how they can be annotated and interpreted – is completely up to date, as Dick McCaw points out in the preface written for this edition. Together with A Framework for Understanding Movement, still also available in print from Brechin Books, they will form a lasting testament to a career devoted to the development of movement study.

Laban Collection at the Brotherton Library
The John Hodgson Collection has now been catalogued and is available at
There is also a guide with descriptive text to accompany a selection of images and documents. The Laban Collection guide can be accessed at

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 website

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Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies Certificate Programme

Now running in the Carlton Centre, Edinburgh
Module 4a, 4 – 12 Jan 2017
Module 4b, 15 – 23 Jun 2017
Cost: £150 Application fee (non-refundable), £1985 per module plus a final project and accreditation fee.
This intensive course covers the theory and practice of the study of human movement. Students will develop practical skills in observation and analysis of movement through an experiential learning and teaching model.
Movement observation and analysis training is relevant to therapists (inc. OT, AsTs, PT, MT, SLT), educators, somatics/movement practitioners and arts professionals.
This course offers a rich opportunity for personal and professional development. Successful completion of all modules offers the title of Certified Movement Analyst (CMA), an internationally recognised qualification.For more information please contact Susan Scarth

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