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Jean MacColl

Jean MacColl is better known by her maiden name, Jean Newlove. After studying with the great dance and movement innovator, Rudolf Laban, she began a long association as an accomplished choreographer with the director Joan Littlewood and Theatre Workshop. Her marriage to the playwright and folk-singer Ewan MacColl ended soon after Kirsty was born. The author of two widely praised books, "Laban for Actors and Dancers" and "Laben for All," she lives in London.