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Laban for All - Jean Newlove

Paperback Published: March 2004
ISBN: 9780878301805
Number Of Pages: 255

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Rudolf Laban was one of the great theorists and practitioners of movement. In "Laban for All," expert teachers of Laban's techniques offer simplified version of his system that can be used by anyone, from beginners to pros.
Extensively illustrated with John Dalby's line drawings and diagrams, "Laban for All" lays out the basic vocabulary of the Laban system and goes on to offer specific exercises.
The result is a thorough - and thoroughly practical - grounding in the most important movement system in use today.

Forewordp. 10
Labanp. 11
Some Useful Terms and Expressionsp. 17
Stepsp. 19
Why Plato?p. 23
Using the Five Crystalsp. 27
The Cubep. 28
The Tetrahedronp. 39
The Octahedronp. 44
The Dodecahedron and Icosahedronp. 47
The Dimensional Cross and the Three Dimensional Planesp. 49
Levels and Zonesp. 56
Arcs and Circlesp. 58
Notationp. 60
The Movement Scalesp. 62
The Dimensional Scalep. 62
The Dimensional Scale for the Right Sidep. 63
The Flowing Version for the Right Sidep. 66
The Dimensional Scale for the Left Sidep. 68
The Flowing Version for the Left Sidep. 70
The Three Crosses: the Dimensional, the Diametral and the Diagonalp. 70
The Diagonal Scalep. 73
The Diagonal Scale for the Right Sidep. 73
The Flowing Version for the Right Sidep. 78
The Diagonal Scale for the Left Sidep. 79
The Flowing Version for the Left Sidep. 80
The 'A' Scalep. 81
The 'A' Scale for the Right Sidep. 82
The Flowing Version for the Right Sidep. 88
The 'A' Scale for the Left Sidep. 88
The Flowing Version for the Left Sidep. 90
The 'B' Scalep. 91
The 'B' Scale for the Right Sidep. 92
The Flowing Version for the Right Sidep. 99
The 'B' Scale for the Left Sidep. 99
The Flowing Version for the Left Sidep. 100
Steeples and Volutesp. 101
Steeplesp. 101
Volutesp. 102
The Missing Diagonalsp. 104
Composition of the Primary Scalep. 106
Polar Trianglesp. 106
The Clusterp. 106
The Girdlep. 108
The Primary Scale for the Right Sidep. 110
Space, Time, Weight and Flowp. 112
Spacep. 112
Timep. 115
Weightp. 119
The Body's Weight and the Pull of Gravityp. 120
The Body Carrying Weights/Kinetic Sensingp. 123
Body Resistance Pulling and Pushingp. 124
Flowp. 127
Free-flow and Bound-flowp. 127
The Eight Basic Effortsp. 129
Pressing: Direct, Sustained, Strongp. 130
Flicking: Flexible, Sudden, Lightp. 132
Wringing: Flexible, Sustained, Strongp. 133
Dabbing: Direct, Sudden, Lightp. 134
Slashing: Sudden, Strong, Flexiblep. 136
Gliding: Sustained, Light, Directp. 137
Punching or Thrusting: Direct, Sudden, Strongp. 138
Floating: Flexible, Sustained, Lightp. 139
The Dynamospherep. 141
Discovering the Eight Basic Effortsp. 142
Changing One Elementp. 143
Changed Involving One Elementp. 145
Changing Two Elementsp. 145
Changing Three Elementsp. 147
The Effort Scalep. 148
The Effort Graphp. 150
Effort Variations: Ranks and Gradesp. 154
Shadow Movementsp. 158
Conventional Gesturesp. 159
The Effect of Feelings on Movementp. 160
Objective Functionp. 160
Movement Sensationp. 161
The Effect of Movement on the Breathp. 165
The Effect of Emotions on the Breathp. 166
The Movement in Sound and Voicep. 171
The Vocal Mechanismp. 169
Forming Words: Vowels and Consonantsp. 176
Speaking and Singingp. 180
Resonance: The Benefit of Hummingp. 182
Incomplete Effortsp. 185
Mental Effort Preceding Action: Attention, Intention, Decision and Precisionp. 187
The Four Drivesp. 196
Action Drivep. 196
Vision Drivep. 198
Spell Drivep. 199
Passion Drivep. 200
The Meaning of Musicp. 202
Playing Musical Instrumentsp. 205
For Those Who Actp. 209
Using the Eight Basic Efforts to Convey Characterp. 211
Using the Incomplete Efforts, Modes and Drivesp. 215
Using Spacep. 216
Using Timep. 217
Using Weightp. 217
Using Flowp. 217
Using the Awake Modep. 218
Using the Dream Modep. 219
Using the Remote Modep. 219
Using the Near Modep. 220
Using the Stable Modep. 220
Using the Mobile Modep. 221
Using the Four Drivesp. 221
Commedia Dell'artep. 223
For Those Who Dancep. 226
Variation of the 'Flowing' 'A' Scalep. 229
Travelling along a Diameterp. 234
Icosahedral 3-Ring Swingsp. 235
Icosahedral 5-Ring Swingsp. 236
Step Sequences to Rhythmic Patternsp. 236
Choreography and Musicp. 238
Doing a Dancep. 240
For Those Who Teachp. 249
Postscriptp. 251
How to Make Your Own Icosahedronp. 252
Bibliographyp. 255
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ISBN: 9780878301805
ISBN-10: 0878301801
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 255
Published: March 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.19 x 15.7  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.4