Laban Guild Annual Conference
Venue: The Place, Euston, London
Date: 28th April 2019
Laban Lecture:  The Laban Heritage   –   Ann Hutchinson-Guest, eminent movement and dance researcher and world-wide expert on Labanotation, will speak of her life-long experiences of the Laban heritage. Workshops to be led by Shelly St Smith and Adrian Look.
Contact: Selina Martin

Laban Guild Summer School 2019
Dates: 16 – 18 August 2019
Venue: University of Bedfordshire, Bedford Campus
Contact Ann: coursesofficer@labanguild.org.uk

Sesame and the Laban Guild together
First Workshop:
Date: 19th January 2019
Venue: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Eton Avenue, London NW3
Time: 10am to 5pm. Cost: £35-£45
Morning led by Susi Thornton – body effort relationship phrasing to connect with
Afternoon led by Cath Butler – the story of Persephone with enactment
Contact: Susi Thornton

Laban Guild Creative Dance Leaders Course

Our new training course started in Ware in October, near Hertford, (SG12 0BG). We’ve already completed 3 of the 4 WEs comprising Module 1 and in February will be starting Module 2 on Teaching Styles and Strategies.
Would you like to refresh your teaching skills, re-gain your confidence, and discover a variety of ways of structuring sessions and delivering creative material?
If you have a Laban background, you can still join us for this module, 2/3 February and
6/7 March, with a free optional WE on 11/12 April.
Check out the dates on our website and contact Ann: coursesofficer@labanguild.org.uk for all details of the weekends, topics and tutors and special rates

Eurolab is supporting GLOBAL WATER DANCES – Mission statement:
“We connect and support a global community of choreographers and dancers to inspire action and international collaboration for water issues through the universal language of dance.”
Visit www.laban-eurolab.org for more information.

Bernard Hepton, Patron of the Laban Guild, died on 27th July 2018.   The Autumn edition of Movement, Dance & Drama includes an obituary written by Vice President Gordon Curl who had known him for many years.

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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

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 https://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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