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Webinar series: Laban Movement Studies - History, Applications & Frontiers

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Inspirees Institute, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS, New York) and CAET are proud to present the Laban webinar series. 15 experts from different fields and countries will share with the audience the fascinating stories and development of the history, applications and frontiers in the Laban field. The webinars will be organized as the online lecture every three weeks through the year of 2017-2018, with one hour each including the lecture and Q&A. The lectures are given in English with PPT and videos.

This webinar is primarily intended for researchers, educators and practitioners who have interest in Laban movement studies and would like to broaden their knowledge in Laban field. It is also a platform for exchanges among professionals. It is not the replacement for systematic training of Laban theory. The participants should have some basic knowledge about Laban theory in order to follow the seminars. Otherwise, we recommend you to follow some basic course of LMA/BF and study some materials (enclosed at the end).

The series will be offered in four modules. You can register for one single seminar or by modules. Limited space available! Please check the time of the webinar before you sign. Refund is only possible 7 days before the start of the first seminar.

Benefit for those who sign for the whole package:

  • Full access to the recorded seminars later on.
  • On completion of the whole series, the participants can get a certificate (proof of the study hours) with signatures from the organizers.

Seminar 1: Laban History: A Legend

Nov 20, 2017, 20:30-21:30 (Beijing time), 13:30-14:30 (Amsterdam time), 7:30-8:30am (New York time)

Rudolf Laban has been a well-known and controversial figure in the world of dance. But who was he really? Join Karen Bradley on a voyage through his contradictions, complexities, and choreographies. Learn about the theories and ideas about human movement that inspire us still today.

Karen K. Bradley is the former head of dance and director of graduate studies at the University of Maryland, near Washington, DC. She is the President of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies and the author of Rudolf Laban, a volume in the Routledge series on 20th Century performance practitioners, and a teacher of the Laban and Bartenieff material around the world.

Seminar 2: Laban and Somatics: global perspectives

Dec 11, 2017, 20:30-21:30 (Beijing time), 13:30-14:30 (Amsterdam time), 7:30-8:30am (New York time)

This webinar will broadly address the topic and field of Somatic Practice. It will include be a brief overview of this subject, its historical roots development and characteristics. It will also discuss the link to the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System (LBMS) and it relationship to the field of Somatics.

Lecturer: Karen Studd, CMA

Karen has a Master’s degree from University of Oregon and certification in movement analysis from LIMS. Studd is also a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator through ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association). Studd is a LIMS Program Coordinator and has taught in movement analysis training programs in the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Israel and in China. As a teacher of Movement Analysis, she is focused on personal and professional development through awareness of movement. Her interest is in the understanding of the importance of human movement across all disciplines. Studd is a co-author of EveryBody is a Body, a text on the phenomenon of human movement.

Seminar 3: Laban and embodied leadership/coaching

Jan 8, 2018, 20:30-21:30 (Beijing time), 13:30-14:30 (Amsterdam time), 7:30-8:30 am (New York time)

Laban Movement Analysis describes the range of possibilities for leadership practices, emphasizing the adaptability and observation and listening skills that effective leaders utilize. In this seminar, we will examine leadership behaviors through the lens of Laban's theories, and discuss how Laban Movement Analysts coach business and political leaders.

Lecturer: Karen K. Bradley, CMA

Overview of 4 modules (17 seminars)

Module 1

  1. Laban History: A Legend. Karen Bradley, CMA, LIMS (US), Nov 20, 2017

  2. Laban and Somatics: Global perspectives. Karen Studd, CMA, LIMS (US), Dec 11, 2017

  3. Laban and embodied leadership/coaching. Karen Bradley, CMA, LIMS (US), Jan 8, 2018

Module 2

  1. Laban and Ergonomics/physiotherapy. Hilary Bryan, CMA, PhD (US), Jan 29, 2018

  2. Laban and Neuroscience. Karen Bradley, CMA, LIMS (US), Feb 12, 2018

  3. Beyond Words: Laban Movement Analysis, Dance/movement therapy and Family therapy. Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, CMA (US), Feb 26, 2018

  4. Laban/Bartenieff Movement System for Performing Artists, Alexandra Baybutt, CMA (UK), Mar 19, 2018

Module 3

  1. Laban’s Movement Studies’ Motif Writing and Labanotation: Differences. Jackie Hand, CMA (US), Apr 16, 2018

  2. Choreographic Abstractions for Embodied Design of Robotic Behavior. Amy Laviers, CMA, PhD (US), May 7, 2018

  3. Witnessing the Body Change: Laban analysis, Transformational Body Tracings and Embodiment. Marcia Plevin, BC-DMT (Italy), May 28, 2018

  4. Laban’s Art of Movement in Education. Frederick Curry, CMA (US), June 18, 2018

  5. Seen/Unseen: Integrating Energy Healing and Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies. Penny Chang, CMA (US), July 11, 2018

Module 4

  1. Laban in sports: Applications. Enrique Pisani, CLMA (Belgium),Tony Zhou, CMA, PhD (China), July 30, 2018

  2. Laban, folk dance and anthropology. Karen Bradley, CMA (US), Aug 20, 2018

  3. Laban in Asia. Vincent Yong, CMA (Singapore),Tony Zhou, CMA, PhD (China), Nayung Kim, CMA, PhD (South Korea), Sept 10, 2018

  4. Laban in Europe. Antja Kennedy, CMA (Germany), Oct 8, 2018

  5. Laban and peace mediation. Karen Bradley, CMA (US), Oct 22, 2018

Join us and build a world-wide Laban community TOGETHER!

Some references and reading materials

  • Body Movement: coping with the environment. Irmgard Bartennieff, Publisher: Routledge ISBN 0677055005
  • A primer for movement description. Cecily Dell, Publisher Princeton Book Co Pub ISBN 0932582036
  • Space Harmony. Cecily Dell, Aileen Crow. Publisher Princeton Book Co Pub ISBN 0932582125
  • Rudolf Laban. Karen Bradley. Publisher Roudlegde ISBN 0415375258
  • Everybody is a body. Karen Studd & Laura Cox. Publisher Dog Ear Publishing ISBN 1457518503
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