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In Her Shoes: An Experiential Exploration of Irmgard’s Early Work/Practice

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This 3-day workshop we'll explore some of Irmgard’s hidden history, return to the beginnings of the Basic 6, and discuss what's changed.

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Irmgard Bartenieff was born in 1900 and died in 1981. She led a life full of a breadth and depth of interests and worked with the ‘stars’ of movement studies. That said, it has been (almost) 40 years since her death and while there are many of us in this field who actually worked with her, there are more who never met her and are 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation practitioners/researchers/scholars. While we strive to present her ideas in a consistent fashion, we may have lost some of her ‘work’ in transition (and translation). This course will attempt to allow attendees to learn of, and be immersed in, some of Irmgard’s experiences from her early work with notation systems, choreography, physical therapy exercises, Indigenous dance forms, architecture, and other areas of her knowledge and practice.

We will explore some of Irmgard’s hidden history by reviewing papers from the archive, and while doing so, return to the beginnings of her journey to the theories of BF and the Basic 6. Finally, we will have an open discussion of what’s changed since her leadership, why, by whom, etc.

Instructor's Bio

Susan L. Wiesner is best known to CMAs as the archivist for the LIMS and Bartenieff collections at the University of Maryland. A choreographer, Dr. Wiesner has presented her work in both the US and the UK, written as a dance critic, taught dance theory and technique at several universities, and continues to work with intersections of language and movement using motion capture and other technologies. She is the founder of Range of Motion Dance in Charlottesville Virginia, a company of adult dancers with special needs which is dedicated to the belief that all people can dance. Wiesner earned her Certification in Movement Analysis (CMA) from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies. Her current research focuses on movement and notation systems as a means of machine learning and transfer of data between artistic forms, and building an annotation platform for the study of indigenous dance forms (DanceDance Annotation).

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May 8, 15, & 22*

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Eastern Time, US

*If you are unable to attend a live session, you will be provided with the class recording.

Who Can Join

Those who are professionally certified; those who are not certified (yet), but have a lot of experience; and those who have some experience

What You Need To Bring/Have Ready

space to move, paper and pen, colored pencils/pens, an open mind

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$90

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rommie Stalnaker, LIMS Education Associate, at rommiestalnaker@labaninstitute.org.

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