We were very privileged to meet Jean Newlove last week (16-17/10/14) who kindly gave a lecture and workshop to our staff and students here at Teesside University.
At 92 you’d think that Jean would be wanting a well earned break from teaching! However, through her wonderful and insightful anecdotes during her lecture, Jean expressed her life long devotion to the teaching of Laban technique for actors and dancers. She captivated the 250 strong audience with tales about her teaching with Rudolf Laban during the war (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Laban) and with Joan Littlewood’s Theatre workshop (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatre_Workshop ). Then early the next morning Jean and her assistants led a Laban workshop for 40 of our performing arts student (both dancers and actors). What an amazing experience! Thank you Jean!