New book by Carol-Lynne Moore

September 14, 2009

The Harmonic Structure of Movement, Music and Dance According to Rudolf Laban: An Examination of His Unpublished Writings and Drawings

This study of Rudolf Laban, pre-eminent dance theorist of the twentieth century, provides the first comprehensive analysis of his research. Based upon an examination of unpublished writings and drawings from the final two decades of Laban’s career, this book traces Laban’s systematic integration of various strands of research and delineates how he used “harmony” as an analogic metaphor to illuminate the deep structure of dance and movement.

Synchronous Objects

February 19, 2009

Synchronous Objects is a new interactive web project developed by William Forsythe in collaboration with Ohio State’s Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) and the Department of Dance. Starting with Forsythe’s masterwork One Flat Thing, reproduced as the research resource, the project reveals the deep structures of choreographic thinking in order to enrich cross-disciplinary investigation and creativity.  Forsythe’s work is noted for its Laban-based influences in his conceptualization of space.

The GreenDot Project

October 28, 2008

GreenDot is a research project that investigates motion capture, pattern recognition, and “Intrinsic Biometrics” techniques to detect human body language in video. The goal of the project is to train a computer to recognize a person based on his or her motions, and to identify the person’s emotional state, cultural background, and other attributes.  Part of the research is based in Laban Movement Analysis.

This article on the October 7th debates is brief but is followed with some very good comments.  The debate offered a great opportunity for observation because the candidates were released from the confines of the podium.

Another new Laban title hits the bookstand!

Actor Training the Laban Way: An Integrated Approach to Voice, Speech, and Movement

While this book is geared towards cultivating full “presence on stage,” it’s completely relevant for animators.  I’m ordering my copy now and will post comments here once I’ve read it.

ps: the author tells us it’s cheaper on Amazon

Karen Bradley has done it again! Here’s her new book, Rudolph Laban. Read more about it at the Routledge website.

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Karen Bradley (Media credit: Jackie Borowski)

Reading the motions of politics is an article about Karen Bradley, Laban Movement Analyst, who has been actively observing the US presidential candidates.  Read her comments about the recent debates!