ICKL Newsletter #4

Dear reader reader,

Conference in Beijing is in a few weeks!

You will find online the list of participants and an updated list of the selected proposals (papers, ignite talks, workshops and panels).
(See tab Participants and tab Programme).

Looking forward to see you soon.

Yours, Marion Bastien & Raphaël Cottin

Technical Twister !



Our facebook page regularly provides technical resources and other documentation (such as photos or articles on  Laban-based activities).
Already available articles by Albrecht Knust, Ann Hutchinson Guest, Eleanor Fidzpatrick, Jacqueline Challet-Haas and Marion Bastien.
See facebook.com/icklaban/

Did you know?

In addition to providing valuable tips on handling objects of all kinds, Ann Hutchinson Guest offers her health tips in "Advanced Labanotation - issue 8"!

Other News


Award - Korea Society of Dance Critics

At the beginning of this year Judy Van Zile was presented with a special award from the Korea Society of Dance Critics in Seoul.  The award acknowledged her research on Korean dance, particularly on dance pioneer Ch’oe Sŭng-hŭi, and her contributions to making Korean dance known outside of Korea. Since retiring in 2010 Judy has remained active, most recently presenting an invited paper in Seoul in October, 2016 at a conference of the Korea Society for Dance Documentation and History, and in May of this year a keynote address at a symposium at Hitotsubashi University, Japan for the opening of their new Center of Korean Studies. Her notation-related article “(Re)Searching the Field:  ‘Just Do It Naturally!’” was published in 2014 in Anne Margrete Fiskvik and Marit Stranden, editors, (Re)Searching the Field:  Festschrift in Honour of Egil Bakka.  Bergen, Norway:  Fagbokforlaget Vigmostad & Bjørke AS, and “Performing Modernity in Korea: The Dance of Ch’oe Sŭng-hŭi” in the 2014 issue of Korean Studies.  
She continues to serve on the organizing committee of the University of Hawai‘i’s Asia Pacific Dance Festival (see http://manoa.hawaii.edu/outreach/asiapacificdance/).

Photo above: Ch'oyongmu, a Korean court dance that Judy has transcribed into Labanotation.

Award - Chevalier des Arts et Lettres

In March 2017, Thomas Lebrun, director of the Centre chorégraphique national de Tours, which hosted the last ICKL conference, was named Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French Minister of Culture Audrey Azoulay.
This distinction is intended to reward those who have distinguished themselves by their creations in the artistic or literary field or by the contribution they have made to the influence of the Arts and Letters in France and abroad.

Sigurd Leeder - Traces of Dance

Exhibition from May 4 to July 30, 2017, Toni-Areal, Zürich, Switzerland.
The exhibition for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Sigurd Leeder School of Dance, based first in London, later in Herisau, uses photos, films, dance notations, and costumes to show the vibrant life in Leeder’s art and teaching. Current interpretations from several countries confirm its enduring topicality.

Benesh Conference

Our Benesh colleagues are organizing an international conference, July 4 to 7, 2017, at Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, France.

Workshops & Courses


Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris

5 students graduated in May 2017 from the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP), after four years of specialized studies in Kinetography Laban led by teacher Noëlle Simonet. The new certified professionals in notation are:
Noémie Barral, Natalia Beliaeva, Anaïs Loyer, Adeline Poupelard and Candice Thomann.

DEL Summer Intensive Course

Week 3: Laban Movement Analysis/Language of Dance for Dance Educators
Instructors: Tina Curran, MFA, PhD & Frederick Curry, MA, CMA
Use Laban Movement Analysis and the Language of Dance frameworks to explore different ways to teach, learn, choreograph, perform, analyze, write about, and record dance. Basic components of LMA and LOD will be explored, along with corresponding Motif Notation, in an experiential and integrated format. Participants will actively explore concepts individually and collaboratively and will also consider applications in practice and in connection to the New York City Blueprint for Dance PreK-12. A workshop packet will be provided including theory concepts, Motif, ideas for application, and additional resources. Register through the DEL Website.

LIMS Certification Program in Israel

The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, LIMS® NYC in partnership with The Israeli Center for Integrative Group Counseling, Wingate College Netanya hosted by Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology & Arts Tel-Aviv are pleased to announce the 2017-2019 LIMS® Certification Program in Laban Movement Studies Training in Israel.

Publications, Thesis & Scores


European Seminar for Kinetography Papers

The 14 papers of the European Seminar for Kinetography (direction Roderyk Lange) are now online, either in a re-edited electronic version, or in a scanned version.

Social Science Information

Social Science Information Vol. 56, No. 2, June 1, 2017 is now available online, with a special issue on Human motion and social context.
Guest Editor : Naoko Abe. With chapters on Human motion in social and interactional context; Body technique and gesture in transmission of knowledge; Human motion and technological devices; Dance notation and its application.

Moving with the Times

The autobiography of Valerie Preston-Dunlop.
Valerie Preston-Dunlop is a consultant and Honorary Fellow of Trinity Laban. She conducted extensive research in the life and work of Rudolf Laban. She has written many books and directed DVDs that have contributed to the field of dance. She is a teacher, researcher, and dance scholar.
Preston-Dunlop is also a core member of ICKL.

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