The 5 day course is for participants to practically investigate and embody the themes in Rudolf Laban’s Green Clowns(1928) and Nacht (1927). Green Clowns comments on the horrors of the First World War, mechanisation and de-humanisation of the body. Nacht is a political satire dealing with issues of superficialities of etiquette, deceit, depravity, the greed for money and monotony of work.
The course is led by dance artist and leading exponent of Rudolf Laban’s dance theatre work and specialist in Choreology from Trinity Laban's Faculty, Alison Curtis-Jones.
The course programme will include a daily contemporary technique class informed by Rudolf Laban principles and choreological perspectives. These skills will be used creatively within an improvisational framework to re-create sections from both Green Clowns and Nacht, with participants gaining an embodied understanding of spatial principles and the significance of dynamic phrasing in movement.
We welcome people from all backgrounds and disciplines aged 18+; you may be a dancer, actor or teacher, theatre director or movement facilitator.
This course will develop participant’s knowledge and understanding of choreological practice, which may enable you to apply for the Specialist Diploma in Choreological Studies: Contemporary Developments in Rudolf Laban's Principles and Practice.