On Sunday 23rd June 1150 Theatretrain students took to the Royal Albert Hall to perform ‘Move!’ A dance based show that explored the 8 efforts of Rudolf Laban.
Rudolf Laban, who was a movement theorist, a choreographer and a dancer. He is considered a pioneer of modern dance. Laban categorised human movement using weight, space and time.
For a long time Laban movement was primarily used for dancers and dance choreography to discover new ways to move. In the 80s and 90s, it began being used to help actors and improve performances.
29 Theatretrain Centres came together from across the UK to form a company of 1150 performers. Alongside the live, 15-piece orchestra they sang, danced and acted their way through over 30 pieces of music ranging in style from David Bowie’s ‘Life On Mars’ to Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ via ‘Zorba the Greek’ and ‘The Blue Danube’. The near-capacity audience in The Royal Albert Hall rose to their feet as one to cheer the young performers at the end of the evening
photos by Richard Washbrooke and Chris Christodoulou