Labanarium Launch event: Thinking in terms of movement symposium on teaching movement and dance in HE


8:45 am - 6:30 pm


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Guildford School of Acting/University of Surrey
Stag Hill Campus, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, South East
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 Thinking in terms of movement: teaching and researching movement and dance in University and Conservatoire settings

Hosted by the Institute of Performance at

The University of Surrey: Guildford School of Acting

Friday 6th January 2017

Tickets £25/£10 Concession


8.45 am – 18.30pm

GSA at the University of Surrey is delighted to announce the launch event of the Labanarium, hosted by the Institute of Performance at the University of Surrey. The Labanarium is a new online Resource and Network Centre for the Movement Community due to launch January 2017. It aims to bring practitioners, teachers, researchers, students and scholars of movement practices of all forms and disciplines together to network, share practice, promote their activities and increase visibility in the field to further the work they are doing in advancing movement research.

Membership of the Labanarium is free and anyone can join – the only requirement for joining is an interest in human movement and an openness to the breadth and diversity of approaches which explore it.

This one-day symposium event will focus on researching and teaching movement and dance in Higher Education, in particular the commonalities and divergences in practices between University and Conservatoire settings. Keynote speakers are Dr Royona Mitra (Brunel University London) and Vanessa Ewan (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama).

Areas of discussion and presentation include the research and teaching of:

Movement for Actors

Physical Theatre

Dance Theatre


Movement Direction

Movement / Dance Analysis

Dance and Movement training for the profession

Creativity through movement and dance

Somatic practice

 The day will be a sharing of research, practice and ideas for teaching movement and dance in innovative and interdisciplinary ways, developing technique, physical creativity and ‘thinking in terms of movement’. The day features lectures, demonstrations and workshops from expert international and UK speakers and an opportunity to join the Labanarium project, a free online Resource and Network Centre for the Movement community. A buffet lunch and refreshments are included.


The programme features leading practitioners from the international movement community from various institutions including:

Trinity Laban, Coventry University, University of Kent, University of Roehampton, Royal Holloway University of London, Curtin University Australia, Rose Bruford College, De Paul University Chicago U.S, Reckless Theatre Ensemble Chicago U.S, University of Hull, E15 Acting School, University of Huddersfield, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, St Mary’s University, Brunel University London.

Programme includes a performance of Campfire by Yaron Shyldkrot and presentations from

Professor Mark Evans      Dr Tom Cornford      Alison Henderson

Professor Paul Allain & Stacie Lee Bennett      Dr Dick McCaw      Nancy Kettle

Rebecca Webber & Dr Sarah Reed      Andrew Davidson     Melanie Clarke

Will Wollen      Niamh Dowling        Dr Emma Redding          Dr Naomi Lefebvre Sell             Amanda Gough                                              

Lucie Clements Clare Baker          Dr Teresa Izzard       Dr Campbell Edinborough    Alison Curtis-Jones

John Wright     Kedzie Penfield    Hilary Elliott   Ayse Tashkiran      Tracy Collier

Kasia Zaremba-Byrne        Kristina Fluty      Dr Kiki Selioni    Natalia Fedorova

Booking for the event here

To find out more and to join the Labanarium visit

  • Engage with international leading practitioners
  • Be a member of the Labanarium and continue to network after the event
  • Gain access to the wealth of resources available on the Labanarium website including podcasts, book and journal excerpts from world-leading practitioners in movement and dance   

We look forward to seeing many of our colleagues from the international movement and dance community for a full day of sharing practice and hope you’re able to join us for this special event.

Best Wishes

Juliet Chambers-Coe & Dr Patrick Duggan



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