In the Laban tradition - Sylvia Bodmer, Laban Centre, 1986.
Sylvia Bodmer, dancer with Laban in Germany in 1921 and collaborator with him in the UK from 1943, is interviewed here in the last months of her life. Her assistant Enid Platt remounted Sylvia’s studies made for The Manchester Dance Circle on dancers at the Laban Centre. The video gives a glimpse of early Laban dance and Sylvia’s application of it for the amateur.
Laban Dance Works 1923 - 1928, Laban Centre, Video 1992; DVD...
Modern Educational Dance, 1948. Still in print. Trans and published in Japan 1984.
Edited as Dance in Education, 2nd ed. 1980.
Edited in response to the change in educational policy from studying dance as experience to dance as an art form. Published as Modern Educational Dance, Plays Inc, U.S.A. 1990.
Handbook for Dance in Education, Macdonald & Evans, 1963
Written as a text book for the teacher training college students, the chapters tease out Rudolf Laban’s influential book
Founder Fellow, Int. Council of Kinetography Laban, 1959.
Founder Member, Society for Dance Research, London, 1982.
Founding UK Representative 'Federation Int. de Danse', 1986.
Jury Member: Rencontres Nat. de Fed. Francaise de Danse, 1987 - 1991.
Jury Member: Rencontres, Fed. Int. de Danse, 1990 - 1992.
President of the Jury: Rencontres Choregraphiques Europeennes, 1991 - 1996.
Jury Member: Bagnolet Int. Choreographic Competition, 1992.
Jury Member: Groningen Int. Choreographic Competition, 1996.
The essentials of Motif Writing, the way of using dance notation for improvisation, 1966.
CHUMM analysis (Choreutic Units and their Manner of Materialisation), 1981.
The Laban Collection, Locate, collect, publish the archive evidence on Rudolf Laban's life and work 1879 - 1938, 1985 - 1998.
* LABAN, Radcliffe Trust, Gulbenkian Foundation
Recreation of Laban's Kammertanz dances 1923-28, 1987.
The development of choreological discource, 1988.
*LABAN, The Gulbenkien Foundation
Project Champion A European Dance Theatre Archive, 2003.
*Heritage Lottery Fund
Dr. Preston-Dunlop is a consultant at the Laban Centre in London, where she pioneered the development of choreological studies. A practical scholar, she received her initial training from Rudolf Laban, Lisa Ullman, Kurt Jooss and Albrecht Knust. Valerie is an internationally renowned author, teacher and lecturer. Current books include, “Rudolf Laban: An Extraordinary Life” (winner of the Dance Perspectives book of the year 1999), “Looking at Dances: A Choreological Perspective on Choreography and Dance” and “Dance and the Performative: A Choreological Perspective&...