$14 – $126

Bartenieff Laboratory

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The Whole Shebang

1813 South 11th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19148

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This class will work towards more efficient, graceful, strong, and coordinated movement through the study and practice of Bartenieff Basic 6 Exercises supported by Bartenieff Fundamental Principles and embodied anatomy. The classes will include physical exercises, but will go beyond technique to build greater mental understanding and physical comfort of the biomechanics of the human body moving in space. Bartenieff Fundamentals are a somatic practice designed by Irmgard Bartenieff, based in Rudolf Laban’s theories of movement. Instructor Loren Groenendaal is a Certified Movement Analyst in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies.

Each class period will focus on 1 of the Bartenieff Basic 6 exercises with the 7th and final week be a review and inquiry into all of them. Each Basic 6 exercise explores a fundamental of human movement. Working through these exercises is not only strengthening, but through somatic awareness, more efficient and graceful coordinations are built. Each week we will investigate the Basic 6 Exercises in the classic Bartenieff manner and work with variations for deeper application to the rest of our movement lives whether that is dance, sport, martial art, or pedestrian moving, like walking, cooking, and desk sitting, etc. This class is great for professional and amateur dancers, athletes, movers, and people just trying to cope with daily movement.

The class will be offered simultaneously as a session and a as a drop in class. For the most benefit, sign up and commit to the whole session! If that’s not possible, drop in as you please.

Below are the dates, which Basic 6 Exercise we will focus on in bold, followed by supporting Bartenieff Principles, regions of strengthening, and other ideas that will be worked on that day, which does not limit those Principles to that day.

1. February 7th- Thigh Lift (Psoas awareness and use, Hip Socket mobility, Pelvic mobility/stability in relation to Leg mobility/stability, Core strength, Breath Support)

2. February 14th- Sagittal Pelvic Shift (Hamstring strengthening, Pelvic floor awareness, Spatial Intent, Weight Shift, Dynamic Alignment, Phrasing, Yield-Push-Reach-Pull Developmental Pattern)

3. February 21st- Lateral Pelvic Shift (internal and external Rotation, Pelvic floor awareness and strengthening, Weight Shift, Spatial Intent and precision, abduction and adduction)

4. February 28th- Body Half (Core strengthening with Side Bending, Axis of Length, bilateral symmetry awareness, Shape Intent, Spatial Intent, Initiation and Sequencing)

(No class on March 7, 2018)

5. March 14th- Knee Drop (Spinal and Femural Rotation, Pelvic floor strengtheing, Rotary Support, Effort Intent, abduction and adduction)

6. March 21st- Arm Circle (Spinal Rotation, Rotation of Proximal joints of Hip and Shoulder, Rotary Support, Developmental Pattern Support, Upper body and shoulder mobility and ease, Back (latissimus dorisi) strengthening)

7. March 28th- All Bartenieff Basic 6 Exercises review and questions

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The Whole Shebang

1813 South 11th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19148

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