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    DescriptionThis 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 Based upon an examination of unpublished writings and drawings from the final two decades of Laban's career, this book traces Laban's systematic integration of various strands of research and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. It addresses technical and conceptual links between Laban's first career as a visual artist and his subsequent vocation as a dance theorist. Key elements in his analytic movement taxonomy are introduced to familiarize the reader with terms used in the discussion of harmonic theory. Final sections extend the analogic metaphor, elaborating constructs such as tone, interval, scale, modulation, transposition, and harmonic interrelationships, while identifying hypotheses open to further empirical study. This original presentation of harmonics as a general theory of human movement will appeal to scholars in the performing arts, sports and movement studies, and dance and movement therapies.


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    Title
    The Harmonic Structure of Movement, Music and Dance According to Rudolf Laban
    Subtitle
    An Examination of His Unpublished Writings and Drawings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carol-Lynne Moore
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 717 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780773447776
    ISBN 10: 0773447776
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PER
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    DC22: 792.82092
    BIC subject category V2: ASD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 270
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 792.8/2092
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: PER003070
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: GV1785.L2 M66 2009
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, (some col.)
    Publisher
    The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
    Publication date
    30 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "This book reinvigorates Laban scholarship, showing how movement and mind, body and soul, emotion and concept, are one, entwined, inseparable." - Prof. Janet Lansdale University of Surrey "... elevates the scholarly study of movement and provides insightful foundations for future research." - Prof. Madeleine Scott Ohio University, Athens"