The reader is introduced to the language and terms of Laban with each new concept accompanied by very specific clearly illustrated exercises - each designed to strengthen and deepen our understanding. When the basic vocabulary has been explained and demonstrated its expressive possibilities in drama and dance are further explored.
The result is a thorough - and thoroughly practical - grounding in the most significant movement system of modern times.
Jean Newlove was Rudolf Laban's first assistant when he came to England. She subsequently became movement teacher to Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop and has trained several generations of performers.