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Trinity Laban Recreation Intensive 2015

13 Jul 2015 – 17 Jul 2015

Laban Theatre

London, United Kingdom

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  • By Bus: Bus numbers 47, 53, 89, 177, 188, 225 and 453 stop near Laban.
  • By Docklands Light Railway (recommended route)
  • By train: Charing Cross, Waterloo East or London Bridge Stations to either Deptford or Greenwich. (Please note if travelling from Charing Cross or Waterloo East, you may need to change trains at London Bridge).

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The Recreation intensive is an exceptional opportunity to embody Rudolf Laban’s principles and practice through re-creation of excerpts of his dance theatre works, exploring the cultural context and choreographic processes used to re-create the works for today’s audiences.

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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.

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