Laban for All

ISBN-10: 0878301801
ISBN-13: 9780878301805
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/21/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Jean Newlove was Rudolf Laban#39;s first assistant when he came to England. She subsequently became movement teacher to Joan Littlewood#39;s Theatre Workshop and has trained several generations of performers.

Foreword
Laban
Some Useful Terms and Expressions
Steps
Why Plato?
Using the Five Crystals
The Cube
The Tetrahedron
The Octahedron
The Dodecahedron and Icosahedron
The Dimensional Cross and the Three Dimensional Planes
Levels and Zones
Arcs and Circles
Notation
The Movement Scales
The Dimensional Scale
The Dimensional Scale for the Right Side
The Flowing Version for the Right Side
The Dimensional Scale for the Left Side
The Flowing Version for the Left Side
The Three Crosses: the Dimensional, the Diametral and the Diagonal
The Diagonal Scale
The Diagonal Scale for the Right Side
The Flowing Version for the Right Side
The Diagonal Scale for the Left Side
The Flowing Version for the Left Side
The 'A' Scale
The 'A' Scale for the Right Side
The Flowing Version for the Right Side
The 'A' Scale for the Left Side
The Flowing Version for the Left Side
The 'B' Scale
The 'B' Scale for the Right Side
The Flowing Version for the Right Side
The 'B' Scale for the Left Side
The Flowing Version for the Left Side
Steeples and Volutes
Steeples
Volutes
The Missing Diagonals
Composition of the Primary Scale
Polar Triangles
The Cluster
The Girdle
The Primary Scale for the Right Side
Space, Time, Weight and Flow
Space
Time
Weight
The Body's Weight and the Pull of Gravity
The Body Carrying Weights/Kinetic Sensing
Body Resistance Pulling and Pushing
Flow
Free-flow and Bound-flow
The Eight Basic Efforts
Pressing: Direct, Sustained, Strong
Flicking: Flexible, Sudden, Light
Wringing: Flexible, Sustained, Strong
Dabbing: Direct, Sudden, Light
Slashing: Sudden, Strong, Flexible
Gliding: Sustained, Light, Direct
Punching or Thrusting: Direct, Sudden, Strong
Floating: Flexible, Sustained, Light
The Dynamosphere
Discovering the Eight Basic Efforts
Changing One Element
Changed Involving One Element
Changing Two Elements
Changing Three Elements
The Effort Scale
The Effort Graph
Effort Variations: Ranks and Grades
Shadow Movements
Conventional Gestures
The Effect of Feelings on Movement
Objective Function
Movement Sensation
The Effect of Movement on the Breath
The Effect of Emotions on the Breath
The Movement in Sound and Voice
The Vocal Mechanism
Forming Words: Vowels and Consonants
Speaking and Singing
Resonance: The Benefit of Humming
Incomplete Efforts
Mental Effort Preceding Action: Attention, Intention, Decision and Precision
The Four Drives
Action Drive
Vision Drive
Spell Drive
Passion Drive
The Meaning of Music
Playing Musical Instruments
For Those Who Act
Using the Eight Basic Efforts to Convey Character
Using the Incomplete Efforts, Modes and Drives
Using Space
Using Time
Using Weight
Using Flow
Using the Awake Mode
Using the Dream Mode
Using the Remote Mode
Using the Near Mode
Using the Stable Mode
Using the Mobile Mode
Using the Four Drives
Commedia Dell'arte
For Those Who Dance
Variation of the 'Flowing' 'A' Scale
Travelling along a Diameter
Icosahedral 3-Ring Swings
Icosahedral 5-Ring Swings
Step Sequences to Rhythmic Patterns
Choreography and Music
Doing a Dance
For Those Who Teach
Postscript
How to Make Your Own Icosahedron
Bibliography

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