Laban Movement Exercise

Post date: Feb 16, 2013 8:14:51 PM

Rudolpf Laban was a dance educator who analyzed movement in great detail, describing it as an exertion of energy resulting from an interacting combination of four elements of effort: weight, time, space, and flow. Each effort exists along a continuum for which the quality of a movement at each extremity is described. The combination of body awareness and continuous flowing, whole-body movement seems to be the foundation for a child to positively control the energy while making music, an essential requisite for overall music development. Here is a video of an activity that our 1st graders did at South to demonstrate the four Laban elements.