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These materials developed by James Jordan shape a comprehensive pedagogy for the teaching of conducting skill. Dr. Jordan is a leading practitioner and is credited with the pioneering applications of Laban Effort Shape and Laban's teaching, and knitting those materials into a comprehensive conducting pedagogy. Thousands of conductors have attended workshops by Dr. Jordan to study these materials.
A Practical Application of Rudolf von Laban's Movement Language
The culmination of almost thirty years of research, writing, and teaching, this important book by James Jordan presents a vision of conducting gesture and technique as a movement language. In this comprehensive resource, Jordan applies the theories of movement education icon Rudolf Laban, as inspired by the pedagogical insights of Jordan's mentor and teacher Gail B. Poch. Each section is detailed through research, extensive discussion, and suggestions for study.