Laban - The Dancer Of Life

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Earlier this year, the Laban dance college moved into its magical, multi-coloured new home in Deptford Creek. The building has already generated newspaper headlines around the world, but who was the man that gave Laban its name? Rudolf Laban was born the son of a high ranking military officer in Bratislava in 1879, but he rebelled against the military career mapped out for him. Instead he stepped into the world of dance, determined to confront all the conventional wisdom about movement. Christopher Cook looks at his extraordinary life and considers the ways in which his legacy continue to thrive today, nearly fifty years after his death. / Earlier this year, the Laban dance college moved into its magical, multi-coloured new home in Deptford Creek. The building has already generated newspaper headlines around the world, but who was the man that gave Laban its name? Rudolf Laban was born the son of a high ranking military officer in Bratislava in 1879, but he rebelled against the military career mapped out for him. Instead he stepped into the world of dance, determined to confront all the conventional wisdom about movement. Christopher Cook looks at his extraordinary life and considers the ways in which his legacy continue to thrive today, nearly fifty years after his death.

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Last year, the Laban dance college moved into its magical, multi-coloured new home in Deptford Creek. The stunning building won the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture, but who was the man that gave Laban its name? Rudolf Laban was born the son of a high ranking military officer in Bratislava in 1879, but he rebelled against the military career mapped out for him. Instead he stepped into the world of dance, determined to confront all the conventional wisdom about movement. Christopher Cook looks at his extraordinary life and considers the ways in which his legacy continue to thrive today, nearly fifty years after his death.