Suzanne Perrottet (1889 1983) grew up in Geneva, studied rhythmics with Émile Jaques-Dalcroze and taught in Hellerau, where Mary Wigman was one of her pupils. In 1912,she met the dancer, choreographer, and theorist Rudolf von Laban, moved with him tothe Monte Verità artists colony near Ascona and later to Zürich, where she performed atthe Dada soirées. The summer of 1913 was a great turning point on Monte Verità! Alongwith Laban, Wigman, and others, Perrottet discovered the expressive power of naturalmovements and gestures, of sounds and words. It was the birth of modern dance.Everyone was to benefit from the spirit of natural movement; the goal was to liberatebody and mind.In 1920 Perrottet founded a school in Zürich. There she not only taught dancers, actors,children, and adults, including the physically and mentally impaired, but also devotedherself to intense, ongoing research. To compensate the lack of literature available in thisnew field, she started cutting pictures of movements, gestures, and physical expressionsout of magazines. In the course of 60 years, she amassed an archive of over 10,000pictures, which she classified by categories. Suzanne Perrottet continued working untilshe was 89 years old. After she died, her banana boxes of clippings were forgotten.Rediscovered in this book, they give an insight into a unique collection a visual archiveof movement.