Further quote from "The Mastery of Movement"

Hello everyone 

Today we want to share a further quote from "The Mastery of Movement" of Rudolf Laban revised by Lisa Ullmann:


"In order to discern the mechanics of motion within living movement in which purposeful control of the physical happening is at work, it is useful to give a name to the inner function originating such movement. The word used here for this purpose is EFFORT. Every human movement is indissolubly linked with an effort, which is, indeed, its origin and inner aspect. Effort and its resulting action may be both unconscious and involuntary, but they are always present in any bodily movement; otherwise they could not be perceived by others, or become effectual in the external surroundings of the moving person."


In that sense, for working with movement/dance, it is worth being conscious of the inner impulses from which movement originates!

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