The culmination of almost thirty years of research, writing, and teaching, this important book presents a vision of conducting gesture and technique as a movement language. In this comprehensive resource, the theories of movement education icon Rudolf von Laban are applied. Each section is detailed through research, extensive discussion and suggestions for study. Also in this volume, an in-depth application of States and Drives is explored, and direct applications to specific works in choral literature are made. A sequential curriculum for the practice and development of expressive conducting technique is also included and demonstrated on the DVD.