Liquid sculpture: pre-effort and shape flow in (pos) modern education dance

Ciane Fernandes About the author

The article uses two technical terms from Laban Movement Analysis - Pre-Effort and Shape Flow - to promote self-perception, body consciousness and the development of subtle movement qualities. The Laban System is presented in its four categories - Body, Effort, Shape and Space - and detailed in the two selected items, in relation to technical terminology and to their use in the classroom and onstage. Following that, Pre-Effort and Shape Flow are applied to choreography through Authentic Movement technique, from improvisations during the creative process until the presentation of interarts pieces.

Laban Movement Analysis; Shape Flow; Pre-Effort; Body-Mind Centering (B. B. Cohen); Bartenieff Fundamentals™


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