NIDA Laban: An Introduction

Laban: An Introduction

For adults 18 years +

Level: Core Techniques

Explore Rudolf Laban’s unique approach to performance and discover why it is a popular rehearsal tool for actors and directors when considering how to create character.

Course components

  • Master the use of Space, Weight, Flow and Time in realising the physical truth of a character.
  • Explore principles of dynamic alignment, breath, flexibility and impulse to work from the 'outside in.'
  • Unlock the theory behind Laban’s movement analysis and apply it to performance outcomes.


  • Greater depth and range as an actor to discover the life of a character.
  • Enhanced delivery of script based performance through a physical process.
  • An embodied understanding of a one of the most enduring and popular movement systems for the working actor.

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Some experience recommended

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.

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