Rudolf Laban is a theorist and practitioner of movement. He laid down a system for analyzing - and annotating - the way the human being moves in space. He ascribed values to these movements, releasing the expressive power contained within each one of them. This is a basic how-to manual on the Laban system of movement. It offers a simplified version of his system which can be used by relative beginners upwards. We are introduced to the Kinesphere - which simply means the personal space surrounding each one us extending as far as we can reach. It discusses the Dimensional Cross - which is a way of describing movement in three dimensions: high/low, forwards/backwards and side to side. It also covers Pathways , Trace Forms , Levels and Zones . Each new term is accompanied by very specific illustrated exercises, designed to strengthen and deepen our understanding. When we have grasped - and practised - the basic vocabulary, we move on to its expressive possibilities in drama and dance.