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Rudolf Laban.

9780415375245

Rudolf Laban.

Bradley, Karen K.

Routledge

2009

136 pages

$110.00

Hardcover

Routledge performance practitioners

GV1785

One of the key theatre makers of the last century, Laban is best known for his movement analysis system but is also credited with the development of the structure of modern dance theater. Bradley (dance, U. of Maryland, College Park) explains Laban's lifework and influences, exploring his revolutionary analysis system, and describing the impact of such works as Die Grunen Clowns and The Mastery of Movement. She also traces evidence of his influence in dance theater from the 1920s onward. Drawing from primary research, she includes a biography, analysis of the texts, an analysis of Laban's Tanztheater and its impact on both dance and theater, and the practices Laban advocated that are still in force on the preparation of the performer and the conduct of performance. The result is both a good reference and a useful classroom text for teachers, directors, dancers and actors in training.

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