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Lecture 7

KINE 1P93 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Rudolf Von Laban, Dalcroze Eurhythmics


Department
Physical Education and Kinesiology
Course Code
KINE 1P93
Professor
Nancy R Francis
Lecture
7

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KINE 1P93: Introduction to Movement Studies
Romanticism: Age of Imagination & Emotion (mid to late 19 th
C)
Age of Imagination & emotion: historical and aesthetic term relating to change in
literature & the arts; reaction against materialism and reason;
emphasis on imagination and emotion
• Bodyculture: 19th C term to describe body as medium for expression
• 19th C movement pioneers:
Francois Delsarte (1811-1871)
Emile Jacques Dalcroze (1865-1950)
Rudolf Laban (1879-1958)
• Deusche Gymnastik Bund: association of gymnastic and dance schools
• Summary:
During the romantic period, systems of dance and gymnastics become
popular in Europe; movement pioneers such as Delsarte, Dalcroze,
Laban react against materialism and mechanization
Terms/Concepts/People
• Romanticism • eurhythmics
• bodyculture • Deutsche Gymnastik Bund
• Francois Delsarte
• Emile Jacques Dalcroze
• Rudolf Laban
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