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TIL: Laban Technique

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I finished a very intense but satisfying workshop in "Characters". I have been an improviser in theater for many years (not counting the pandemic times) and one of my favorite activities while performing on stage is to play different characters, particularly physical, quirky and emotional characters. This workshop introduced me to a new technique to enhance the "abilities" of a character - the Laban movement. Simply put, choose amongst fast/slow, direct/indirect, light/heavy, staccato/fluid to endow your character with physical attributes. For e.g, play a firefighter who is light with their hands and indirect in their movement towards the goal; imagine seeing them trying to quell a fire 😂