Sunday, November 23, 2014 – 1:00pm

Pioneering dance theorist Rudolf Laban (1879-1958) developed a way of generating and describing human movement that has become an important tool in dance learning. His Effort/Shape principles offer an array of concepts and vocabulary that can be used to fuel dancing, choreography and discussion. Whether you are familiar with Effort/Shape or if these ideas are new to you, come to TAG for a chance to experiment with shape and space, time and place, and to understand its applications in a wide variety of teaching situations. Rhonda Moore, veteran dancer and teacher has used these ideas in many contexts, most recently in the Jazz Century in America, a course at Temple.

Rhonda Moore is a dancer, performance artist, educator and founding member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. She began her dance career with intensive training in Dunham technique, performing with the Akosua Afro-Haitian Dance & Drum Troupe in the tri-state area and has also danced with Jamie Cunningham’s ACME Dance Company. Currently a teaching artist for the award-winning Dancing Classrooms America, she is also adjunct faculty at Temple University, co-teaching The Jazz Century in America, a studio course that studies and explores the development of jazz in both music and movement. She holds a BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase where she first encountered Laban’s work.Location: The Performance Garage1515 Brandywine StreetPhiladelphia, PASee map: Google Maps

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