Rudolf von Laban
Rudolf von Laban (Austria, 1879 – United Kingdom, 1958)
Studied art in Paris in 1907. During the First World War he lived on the Monte Verità in Switserland, a famous artists’ colony. There he was influenced by different philosophical and esoteric trends. On the Monte Verità he started his career as a choreographer and dancer. Von Laban is mainly known by the ‘Laban-notation’, and the art of movement carrying his name.
He was also influenced (and influenced himself) by other artists from various fields. He collaborated closely with photographers to capture his art of movement.
Von Laban founded different schools of dance. In 1936 he contributes in the Olympic Games in Berlin. In 1937 he moved to the United Kingdom.