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Moving Dialogues: Laban's Art of Movement in Education

The origins and evolution of applying Laban's movement concepts to the teaching of dance in primary and secondary schools.

by Frederick Curry


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Laban's Art of Movement in Education

This Dialogue will examine the United Kingdom origins of applying Laban's movement concepts, known then as the Art of Movement, to the teaching of dance in primary and secondary schools and its evolution into the contemporary landscape of PreK-12 Dance Education in the United States.


ABOUT FREDERICK CURRY:

Frederick Curry, MA, CMA, PMA™-CPT, is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Department of Dance, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, where his focus is on dance pedagogy, Laban Movement Analysis and Somatics. He has taught at LIMS, the Dance Education Laboratory at the 92nd Street Y and NYU Steinhardt in New York City, and served on the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) Board of Directors. Frederick also serves as Assistant Editor for NDEO's Dance Education in Practice journal. As a Laban/Bartenieff specialist, he has led workshops and presented at conferences internationally including in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, South Korea, Switzerland, Uganda, the United Kingdom, and throughout the U.S.


ABOUT MOVING DIALOGUES:

The LABAN Community of Practice sharing the present and shaping the future

Aiming to cultivate a LABAN Community of Practice and increase LIMS' membership benefits, we are launching MOVING DIALOGUES: a lunch-hour series of social+learning gathering at LIMS/Bryant Park.

MOVING DIALOGUES will promote the work of Movement Analysts and encourage LIMS' members and their guests to meet, connect, learn from each other, and ultimately enjoy having lunch together with people with similar interests.
Communities of Practice (CoPs) are formed by people who engage in a process of collective learning in a shared domain of human endeavor, in our case LMA & BF. Having the same job or the same title does not make for a community of practice, unless members interact and learn together. To become a CoP, the community must be formed by people who share a concern or a passion for something they do, enjoy sharing their knowledge, and learn how to be a better professional as they interact regularly. Learning can be the reason the community comes together or an incidental outcome of member's interactions.

Among other things, CoPs are important because they:
- Connect people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to interact, either as frequently, or at all.
- Provide a shared context for people to communicate and share information, stories, and personal experiences in a way that builds understanding and insight.
- Enable dialogue between people who enjoy being together to explore new possibilities, solve challenging problems, and create new, mutually beneficial opportunities.
- Capture and diffuse existing knowledge, improving people's practice by providing a forum to identify new paths and a process to collect and evaluate best practices.

MOVING DIALOGUES represents a combination of face-to-face meetings, live online events, and hopefully, collaboration over time within the soon to be launched LIMS Web environment.



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