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 Post subject: Laban Winter/Spring 2004 News
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 3:19 am 
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<small>Laban presents the Russell Maliphent Company in an ideal theatre
for the choreography of Maliphant - one of today's leading dance makers.</small>

Laban news release

LABAN THEATRE
CREEKSIDE
LONDON
SE8 3DZ
BOX OFFICE: 020 8469 9500

Laban Theatre Spring 2004 -

Experience a fresh mix of live dance, music, digital and electronic media events at Laban.
A range of people enjoy our theatre programme and Laban’s Stirling Prize-winning building is the perfect backdrop to an entertaining evening in a relaxed and social environment. Situated in Zone 2 we are only 7 minutes by overland train from London Bridge and a 10-minute walk from either Greenwich or Deptford main-line or DLR stations. The Laban café stays open until 7:30pm and the Laban Theatre bar opens at 6:30pm.

Thursday 15 January, 7:30pm
Protein Dance: The Banquet
Tickets: £12 and £7 (concessions)
High drama, humour and sharp choreography are all trademarks of Protein Dance. With influences ranging from TV culture to family life, Protein mines the extraordinary from everyday situations. In The Banquet, Protein rips the lid off our polite social sophistication and uncovers the beastly instincts within. Art/punk legend Richard Strange is the master of ceremonies in this dance theatre reflection of ourselves as complicated, strange and very hungry animals, performed with characteristic humour and wild abandon.

Saturday 24 January, 8pm – midnight
byte – electronic music
Tickets: £3 available on the door only
Laban is transformed into a hub of DJs playing the best in electronic music accompanied by a choreographed display of projected visuals.

Tuesday 3 February, 7:30pm
Lecture: The Mahlers and the Dance of Life
Tickets: £12 and £8 (concessions)
A Gustav Mahler Society UK (GMS UK) presentation exploring the lives of Gustav and Alma Mahler as well as considering how the music Gustav composed and their relationship have inspired choreographers down the years. Participants include the lecturer Ross Alley, the choreographer Ana Sánchez-Colberg, the actress Jo-Anne Nighy and Jim Pritchard, chair of the GMS UK.
This lecture is part of a week of events celebrating our connection with Austria.

Wednesday 4 February, 7pm
Laban Lecture: The Austrian Connection
Tickets: £8 and £6 (concessions)
An investigation into the work of Rudolf Laban, Rosalia Chladek and Gertrud Bodenwieser – and its impact on contemporary European and international dance theatre. The lecture will be led by Dr Ana Sánchez-Colberg and Dr Andrea Amort, presented in conjunction with the Austrian Cultural Forum (London).

Thursday 5 - Friday 6 February, 7:30pm
Opus 1: Carole Brown/Mano Creates, Theatre enCorps and Annemarie Papp
Tickets: £8 and £6
In a stunning performance of movement and music three internationally renowned choreographers present brand new duets celebrating Austrian cultural heritage and the life and work of Gustav Mahler.

Monday 2 – Friday 6 February, from 10am – 5pm
Exhibition: Austrian Dance Masters
Tickets: FREE but must be booked in advance by emailing encorps@aol.com and write “exhibition tour” in the subject line.
An exhibition of archive material documenting the work of the Austrian Dance masters, curated by the Theatre Museum, Vienna.

Tuesday 10 February, 7:30pm
Charles Linehan Company: New Quartet and Grand Junction
Tickets: £12 / £7 (concessions)
Charles Linehan established his company in 1994 and since then he has become known for developing his own clear choreographic language drawing on the individual human qualities of his dancers.
New Quartet is a dance for four people and includes William Basinski's 'Melancholia' recordings of disintegrating tape loops of piano fragments.
Grand Junction is a densely atmospheric dance that explores the shifting psychology and terrain of the relationship between two performers.

Friday 13 February, 7:30pm
Flamenco Express
Tickets: £12 and £7 (concessions)
Flamenco Express exists to do justice to the artistic heritage of Flamenco by choosing the best artists and allowing them total freedom of expression. The result is a new emotional roller-coaster of a show every night.
Leading the dancers in tonight’s performance is founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express, La Joaquina, who will be joined by dancer Gemma De La Cruz, singer Olayo Jiménez and Cristo Mulet on guitar, plus special guests.

Tuesday 17 – Wednesday 18 February, 7:30pm
Russell Maliphant Company: One Part II, Two Times Three and Choice
Tickets: £12 and £7 (concessions)
Currently working on a piece with Sylvie Guillem and George Piper Dances, Russell Maliphant has created for his own company a mesmerising programme of work that continues his fascination with the relationship between movement, lighting and music.

Wednesday 25 February, 7pm
Laban Lecture: The German Connection
Tickets: £8 and £6
Laban expert Valerie Preston-Dunlop will lead this lecture demonstration which will include performance and film of Rudolf Laban’s experimental theatre practice, linking him with German-based artists such as William Forsythe and Pina Bausch.

Booking now:
2 March, 7:30pm: Melanie Clarke, Marina Collard, Meghan Flanigan and Julia K Gleich. Tickets: £10 and £7 (concessions)
3 March, 7:30pm: Chard Gonzales, Gary Lambert, Amy Voris and Susannah Wood. Tickets: £10 and £7 (concessions)
3 March, 7pm: Laban Lecture: The Laban Diaspora
Tickets: £8 and £6 (concessions)
11 March, 7:30pm: Home Ties: Sara Crowe, Saya Tamagawa and Mano Creates
Tickets: £8 and £6 (concessions)
17 – 18 March, 7:30pm: Retina Dance Company: Me:Mo
Tickets: £12 and £7 (concessions)
23 March, 7:30pm: Benji Reid: 13 Mics and b like water
Tickets: £12 and £7 (concessions)
20 April, 7:30pm: Lisa Torun Dance Company: Synchrona
Tickets: £12 and £7 (concessions)
22 April, 7:30pm: Tom Sapsford and Colin Poole double-bill
Tickets: £12 and £7 (concessions)
24 April, 7:30pm: Darren Johnston: Silicon Sensorium
Tickets: £12 and £7 (concessions)
24 April, 10pm – midnight: byte – electronic music
Tickets: £3
28 and 30 April, 7:30pm / 29 April, 2:00pm: Transitions Dance Company
Tickets: £10 / £7 (concessions)

Notes to Editors

Situated in Zone 2 Laban is only 7 minutes by overland train from London Bridge station to either Deptford or Greenwich, then a 10 minute walk. Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Cutty Sark, Greenwich or Deptford Bridge, then a 10 minute walk.
Bus numbers 47, 53, 89, 177, 180, 188, 199 and 225 all stop near Laban

Laban is a world leader in contemporary dance artist training. Laban’s home on Deptford Creekside was designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the renowned Swiss architects behind Tate Modern. At the heart of the building, reflecting that performance is central to everything we do, is the state-of-the-art 300-seat Bonnie Bird Theatre, designed specifically for contemporary dance. Performances take place in this theatre, and in a number of other spaces in the building.

<small>[ 02 February 2004, 06:44 AM: Message edited by: Stuart Sweeney ]</small>


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Double Vision presents 'Left'

12 and 13 January

7.00pm FREE

Studio Theatre

Laban

Creekside

London SE8 3DZ

Double Vision invites you to 'left' a work in progress performance. Choreographer, Amanda Gough takes a light-hearted, scientific look at the myths of handed-ness with dancers/performers, David Waring, Heather Regis Duncan, Maria Fernandez De Gamboa and Huw Thomas. Sound design Phil Scragg and Lighting design Michael Mannion. This project has been funded by the Wellcome Trust.


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<big>Laban News for February</big>



Contact Improvisation Jam
Friday 30th January

The Jam starts at 6.30pm with a short led warm up and finishes at 8.30pm. The cost is £2.50 per session. Please pay at reception before 6.30pm on the night.

Exhibition: Austrian Dance Masters
2-6 Feb 3pm – 9pm FREE

Tickets: FREE but must be booked by emailing encorps@aol.com and write “exhibition tour” in the subject line. An exhibition of archive material documenting the work of the Austrian Dance masters curated by the Theatre Museum, Vienna. more..


Lecture: The Mahlers and the Dance of Life

3 Feb 7:30pm £12 / £8 (concession)

A Gustav Mahler Society UK (GMS UK) presentation exploring the lives of Gustav and Alma Mahler as well as considering how the music Gustav composed and their relationship have inspired choreographers down the years. Participants include the lecturer Ross Alley, the choreographer Ana Sánchez-Colberg, the actress Jo-Anne Nighy and Jim Pritchard, chair of the GMS UK. more..



Lecture: The Austrian connection
4 February 2004 7:00pm £8 and £6 (concessions)

Ana Sànchez-Colberg and Andrea Amort
An investigation into the work of Rudolf Laban, Rosalia Chladek and Getrud Bodenweiser – and its impact on contemporary European and international dance theatre. The lecture is being presented in conjunction with the Austrian Cultural Forum (London). Download the booking form at the bottom of this page. more..



Opus 1 Carole Brown, Theatre enCorps and Annemarie Papp
5+6 Feb 7:30pm Tickets: £8 and £6 more..

Charles Linehan Company
10 Feb 7:30pm £12/£7 (concession) Charles Linehan established his company in 1994 and since then he has become known for developing his own clear choreographic language drawing on the individual human qualities of his dancers.
more..



Flamenco Express
13 Feb 7:30pm £10 / £7 (concessions)

Flamenco has influenced artists as diverse as Martha Graham, Mark Morris, Miles Davis and Bjork, and thereby become a major contributor to the development of 20th century culture. What is also not often understood about flamenco is its sheer range as an art form: as universal, powerful and versatile as the blues, as epic as opera, and as delicate and pin-sharp as ballet. more..



Russell Maliphant Company
17+18 Feb 7:30pm £12 / £7 (concessions)

A welcome return to the Bonnie Bird Theatre by one of the UK’s finest choreographers. Currently working on a piece with Sylvie Guillem and George Piper Dances, Russell Maliphant has created, for his own company, a mesmerising programme of work that continues his fascination with the relationship between movement, lighting and music.
more..



Lecture - The German Connection
25 February 7:00pm

Dr Valerie-Preston Dunlop
A lecture demonstration which includes performance and film of Rudolf Laban's experimental theatre practice, linking him with German-based artists such as William Forsythe and Pina Bausch. Download the booking form at the bottom of this page. more..



In-house artists
2+3 March 7:30pm £10/£7 Concession

Two nights of new dance from artists working out of Laban. more..



Study Skinner Releasing Technique in London


Now taking bookings for 29 March - 19 April 2004



Youth Ballet Courses
Ballet for beginners £1 per class

Spring term 12 January - 22 March



Dance Ability Class for Disabled and Non-Disabled 5-11 year olds
Wednesday's 14 January - 31 March £1 per session

Dance Session For Families
31 Jan, 28 Feb, 27 March

email for details



Pilates based body-conditioning
£25 per session - phone 020 8691 8600 for details



Remedial Massage
Wed & Sat from £25- phone 020 8691 8600 for details



Physiotherapy
£30 per 30min appointment



Osteopathy
£30 per 30min appointment


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The press release above shows the exceptional breadth of activities taking place at Laban, apart from the formal teaching programmes.

The Russell Maliphant Company is performing in larger venues these days, so this may be an opportunity to see them in the excellent 300-seater Bonnie Bird Theatre.


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