Keep Up With Developments in Laban-based Movement Studies
Laban-based movement study is expanding, nationally and internationally. Motus Humanus helps members keep abreast of what’s happening in the US and elsewhere with the following:
- Seminar and conference sessions on research, writing, publishing, and intellectual property considerations for movement professionals.
- Yearly contributions of Motus Humanus news and articles to Movement, Dance, and Drama, the magazine published by the Laban Guild in England. Hard-copies of this glossy publication are distributed in the US as a benefit of Motus Humanus membership.
- Bi-annual newsletters for members, full of articles, book reviews, news about members and upcoming events. Once distributed in print, now available electronically in the “Members Area” section of this website.
- Monograph and other publications.
Writing Contest 2013: Creative Uses of Laban Theory
As part of our initiative to Get the Word Out, Motus Humanus is sponsoring a writing contest. We are soliciting 3,000 word essays and articles on the theme of "Creative Uses of Laban Theory."
The five best works submitted will be published on the Motus Humanus website as a "flash book" in downloadable format. In addition, there will be cash prizes for first, second, and third place, and awards for the two additional works receiving honorable mention. Winners will be announced by the contest committee and the writings published early in 2014.
Entries may be submitted between August 1 and October 31, 2013. Writing contest guidelines and submission forms will be posted on the Motus Humanus website by July 1, 2013.
Rudolf Laban: New Facets of the Man and His Ideas, ed. Kaoru Yamamoto, 2011
This monograph, based upon the 2010 advanced seminar, incorporates papers by leading Laban scholars, Drs. Evelyn Doerr, Vera Maletic, Carol-Lynne Moore, and Jeffrey Longstaff. They respectively address Laban’s personal struggles and development as an artist, analysis and synthesis as long-standing themes in Laban’s work, examination of mathematical tools that Laban employed to develop theoretical models of human movement, and parallels between notions of motor control and Laban’s Choreutic theories.
A limited number of copies are still available for $24.50, inclusive of shipping and handling.