A comprehensive system to observe and teach components of physical action and movement expression, based on the work of Rudolf Laban and Irmgard Bartenieff, clarifying dynamics of the body in space and time.

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T. Anthony Marotta

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Bibliography for Laban/Bartenieff

Print Sources
  • Bartenieff, Irmgard. Notes from a Course in Correctives. New York: Dance Notation Bureau, 1970. For self-teaching; for beginning and intermediate students.
  • ________ with Dori Lewis. Body Movement: Coping With the Environment. New York: Gordon & Breach Science Publishers, 1980. Basic principles of Labananalysis, exercises, psychology of movement.
  • Davis, Martha. Four Adaptions of Effort Theory, Research and Teaching. New York: Dance Notation Bureau Press, 1970.
  • Dell, Cecily. A Primer for Movement Description Using Effort-Shape and Supplementary Concepts. New York: Dance Notation Bureau Press, 1977.
  • Foster, John. The Influences of Rudolph Laban. London: Lepus Books, 1977.
  • Friedman, Risa. “Where Effort and the Body Sciences Meet,” Movement Studies, Spring 1986.
  • Hackney, Peggy. Making Connections: Total Body Integration through Bartenieff Fundamentals. G & B Science Pub., 1998. ISBN 9056995928 Introductory summary of Laban Movement Analysis and key terminology. Hecht, Patsy Ann Clark. “Kinetic Techniques for the Actor,” PhD Dissertation, Wayne State University, 1971.
  • Hodgson, John. Mastering Movement : Understanding Laban. Routledge, 2000. ISBN: 0878300805 Study of Laban’s movement theories and practice.
  • Hutchison, Ann. Labanotation. New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1970.
  • Kestenberg, Judith S. The Role of Movement Patterns in Development. New York: Dance Notation Bureau, 1967.
  • Laban, Rudolph. Effort. London: Macdonald & Evans, 1947.
  • ________. Language of Movement: A Guidebook to Choreutics, annotated and edited by Lisa Ullmann. Boston: Play, Inc., 1974.
  • ________. A Life for Dance: Reminiscences, trans. and annotated by Lisa Ullmann. New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1975.
  • ________. The Mastery of Movement on the Stage, 3rd ed., revised by Lisa Ullmann. Boston: Play, Inc., 1971.
  • ________. Modern Educational Dance. London: Macdonald and Evans, 1948.
  • Lamb, Warren and Elizabeth Watson. Body Code: The Meaning in Movement. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Book Co., 1985.
  • Lamb, Warren. Posture and Gesture: An Introduction to the Study of Physical Behavior. London: Duckworth &* Co., 1965.
  • Newlove, Jean. Laban for Actors and Dancers. New York: Routledge, 1993.
  • North, Marion. An Introduction to Movement Study and Teaching. London: Macdonald & Evans, 1971.
  • ________. Personality Assessment Through Movement. London: Macdonald & Evans, 1972.
  • Otte-Betz, Irma. “The Work of Rudolf von Laban,” Dance Observer, Part I(December 1938): 147; Part II(January 1939): 161-62; Part III(March 1939): 189-90.
  • Pierpont, Margaret. “A Conversation with Irmgard Bartenieff,” Dance Magazine, March 1980: 90-91.
  • Preston-Dunlop, Valerie Monthland. A Handbook for Modern Educational Dance. Boston: Plays, Inc., 1980.
  • Ramsden, Pamela. “The Action Profile System of Movement Assessment for Self Development,” in Helen Payne, ed., Dance Movement Therapy: Theory and Practice. New York: Routledge, 1992.
  • Redfern, Hildred Betty. Introducing Laban Art of Movement. London: Macdonald & Evans, 1965.
  • Thornton, Samuel. Laban’s Theory of Movement: A New Perspective. Boston: Plays, Inc., 1971.
  • Willson, F.M.G. In Just Order Move: The Progress of the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance, 1946-1996. Athlone Pr., 1997. ISBN 0485115182
Audio/Visual Sources
  • Hackney, Peggy. Discovering Your Expressive Body with Peggy Hackney. Pennington, NJ: Princeton Book Company, n. d. Video. Call 609-737-8177.
  • Moore, Carol-Lynne and Kaoru Yamamoto. Beyond Words: Movement Observation and Analysis. New York: Gordon and Breach, 1988. Book includes a set of videos.
Electronic Sources
  • Laban Movement Analysis Resources, a web page.
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