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LIMS LMA Pre-course

Inspirees Institute of Creative Arts Therapy (IICAT®) is proud to announce the Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) course to be held in China in 2014 in collaboration with the prestigious Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS®) in New York. This 3-day entry-level workshop is to introduce LMA and Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF).  Participants will explore the underlying principles of movement through the lens of Bartenieff, learn how one can analyze the body in motion to become a more dynamic mover and communicator through understanding one’s movement preferences and investigate the ways the body can shape itself and project into space, as well as experience LMA and BF as applied in fields including the Performing Arts, Public Speaking, Fitness, Psychotherapy, Corporate Team Building, Anthropology, Athletics and at all levels of Education.

This pre-course and the following intensive introduction course (5 days) are the prerequisite courses for more advanced courses from LIMS Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) training program.

Time and place:

  • August 23-25, Beijing

What is Laban Movement Analysis (LMA)?

Laban Movement Analysis is a theoretical framework and language for describing movement. The basic concepts of BodyEffortShape and Space are explored through movement experiences, observation, and theoretical discussion.  The human body moves through space dynamically, in constantly changing patterns.  Dance, sleep, sport, work, and quiet conversation: whatever the activity, our body is always moving, relating to itself, the space around us, other bodies.  We are constantly adjusting accommodating, coordinating, balancing, coping, and communicating.

We use Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) to describe how, what, where and when (and sometimes why) movement happens.  Rudolf Laban (1879- 1958) was a pioneer in movement research.  As Laban worked to develop a way to capture movement in writing, he uncovered basic principles of form, sequence, and dynamics.  These principles, and the symbols through which they are represented, make it possible to describe, analyze, and record the evanescent messages of human motion.

What are Bartenieff FundamentalsSM (BF)?

Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF) are movement sequences designed to educate people on how to develop total body connectivity, such as gaining efficiency of movement and strengthening core muscles that together help adapt to life transitions and connect with oneself, others and the environment. Created by Irmgard Bartenieff (1900-1981), physical therapist, pioneer in the field off dance therapy, artist, educator, and cross-culture researcher, this body approach continues to evolve through the work of Certified Movement Analysts, graduates of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, LIMS®.

The Bartenieff Method is fundamentally about learning to expand and refine human abilities, develop and improve ease and elegance in activities of daily living to reduce the effects of stress and tension, and improve posture, balance and breathing. 

Using BF in innovative and precise ways, the Bartenieff Method taps both kinesthetic and emotional intelligence to address human movement and enhance the abilities and capacity for change and transformation. The approach is based in a sophisticated understanding of the way human beings evolve from developmental patterns, and organize their potentials for coping and making effective relationships in the world.  

About Certified Movement Analysts

Certified Movement Analysts (CMA) consult on a wide variety of nonverbal research projects and coach athletes, politicians, executives, performers, and anyone interested in improving communication skills through effective movement training. The combined expertise of over 900 CMAs internationally allows us to be on the vanguard of the emerging field of Movement Studies, while providing our clients with a myriad of effective solutions. 

A Certified Movement Analyst:

  • Has knowledge of Laban Movement Analysis and understands how it is applied within various fields and contexts.
  • Has been evaluated in her/his ability to physically demonstrate and verbally articulate concepts related to Body, Effort, Shape, Space, and Relationship; from both broad and specific perspectives.
  • Has demonstrated the ability to verbally articulate and physically demonstrate the basic principles of Bartenieff Fundamentals, and understands their relationship to LMA—both theoretically and practically.
  • Has the ability to apply theory in practice through research and creative work.
  • Has an understanding of her/his own movement style in a variety of contexts, including interaction.
  • Has experience observing, recording, and reading movement data using: motifs, phrase writing, coding sheets, video and live observation.

About LIMS

The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies - LIMS NYC is globally recognized as one of the top institutions in the world for the study of movement in all walks of life. We actively raise awareness of the importance of movement and movement understanding in everyday life, and also in the performing arts, sciences, business, and communications fields, providing strong theoretical and experiential materials for the in-depth study of movement.

The Institute has its origins in the early 1960s, when the Dance Notation Bureau in New York City began to offer, in addition to its work in Labanotation, courses in Effort/Shape taught by Irmgard Bartenieff, a senior member of the DNB. At the time, Bartenieff and her assistants were applying Effort/Shape in various projects in diverse areas such as psychology, physical therapy, child development, anthropology, and performing arts. 



Opportunities for the application of Effort/Shape began to exceed what could be realized by the few trained notators. Bartenieff’s work and that of her assistants required more trained personnel, and they began to receive many training requests from professionals who wanted to use the work in their own fields. Consequently, in the fall of 1965 Bartenieff and her assistants Forrestine Paulay and Martha Davis, established the first Effort/Shape Training Program at the Dance Notation Bureau. Designed for professionals from the performing arts and the behavioral sciences, this intensive two-year program reflected the converging interests of many professionals.  In 1978 the Certificate Program separated from the Dance Notation Bureau and the Laban Institute of Movement Studies, now the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies was born. 

Since then, LIMS® has certified over 900 CMAs who are respected professionals all over the world. The CMA title became synonymous to excellence in Movement Analysis. LIMS® has also been a special home for its graduates as a venue to present their work in conferences, performing arts events, publications, and workshops.

Today, at LIMS®, we maintain and grow a vital and dynamic NYC institution, which comprises a school, an arts and cultural program, and a research center.

Through conferences, researches, publications, workshops, performing arts events, media appearances, and our four Certification Programs in Laban Movement Studies, we have been introducing Laban Movement Analysis, the Bartenieff Fundamentals SM, and related work to movement professionals and the general public for the past 28 years.

The recognition of LIMS work is easily proven:

  • Most higher education institutions in the US employ LIMS Certified Movement Analysts (CMAS) to develop their dance and/or movement therapy programs; many have CMAs as either Chairs or Deans of Arts’ Departments.
  • The NY Board of Education launched in 2005 the “Blue Print for Movement Education”, which is Laban based, and developed, in part, by CMAs.
  • LIMS members are frequently called to advise and curate international dance festivals/conferences, such as the recent Bratislava in Movement Contemporary Dance Festival, held in Slovakia in October 2006.
  • Many among our CMAs have been working in new and exciting fields for movement specialists, such as Business Consultancy, Corporate Communication and Animation.
  • Many fitness and sports trainers, as well as Somatic Practitioners use Bartenieff Fundamentals as their core bodywork.

The field for movement studies never ceases to expand. LIMS NYC has been expanding accordingly: maintaining the classical work of Laban and Bartenieff, while nurturing and embracing new developments and new applications of their movement theories.

About Instructor

Ana Leon Bella has worked in movement for over 10 years as a dancer, fitness expert and as a Certified Movement Analyst.  She holds a Masters degree in Dance Education from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University. Ana is the special programs coordinator at the Laban Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, LIMS® where she develops programming, teaches and coordinates the introductory workshop series.  She also works as a corporate consultant for such companies as JP Morgan Chase, Crystal Research Associates, and iComtrader.com.
 

Course fee

Standard fee: 4,500RMB

Early bird (registered before June 15, 2014): 3,600RMB

Group package (3 people, early bird): 3,200RMB

Application

As there are limited places for each class (maximum 20 participants), we will make a selection on the applications. To apply, please request an application form by email dmt@inspirees.com.




April 2014 ADTA DMT Professional Class - Pre-course (Shanghai)

Pre-course for ADTA Professional DMT Program

Making Contact with the Creative MOVING Self: a path to Dance Movement Therapy training and Professional Enrichment

Shanghai, April 26-27, 2014

The course is limited to 18 participants.

Instructor: Marcia Plevin, American dancer, choreographer, dance movement therapist ( BC-DMT), counsellor (NCC), Trainer of Inspirees dance therapy training program

Description

Creative Movement –method Garcia-Plevin® is a discipline with the objective to awaken and deepen the sense of body/mind unity through the discovery of one’s movement potential and unique movement style. The course is a basic introduction, a complete course unit in itself, designed to initiate body- mind  connection and learning through creative processes, processes  that later can be deepened through clinical dance therapy training. Beginning skills will be taught for liberating expressivity and communication which open the door to personal growth, be it as a dancer, in the helping professions, as part of an educational program or other.

The course will emphasize movement improvisation in silence and with music in order to learn how to perceive the body’s messages. Identifying the messages in the body through metaphor and symbol, seeing them through visual art, writing and verbal processing will then expand one’s knowledge about the moving self. 

For application, please contact with Ms. Shen 15911509565 or email to dmt@inspirees.com.




May 2014 ADTA DMT Professional Class - Pre-course (Guangzhou)

Pre-course for ADTA Professional DMT Program

Guangzhou, May 24th - 25th

The course is limited to 18 participants.

Instructor: Joan Wittig, BC-DMT, LCAT

Description

Dance/Movement Therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement, and is based on the assumption that mind and body are in constant interaction. Through the use of movement exercises and theoretical material, we will work with basic principles of movement, relationships in movement, and movement as communication and expression.   This pre-course will explore the study of the fundamental nature of movement and improvisation in dance/movement therapy.  The course will introduce theoretical concepts and practical application of dance/movement therapy in a therapeutic context, focusing primarily on the work of early dance/movement therapists Marian Chace, Blanche Evan, and Mary Whitehouse.  The course will consist of didactic presentation of theoretical concepts, movement improvisation exercises and Q&A session about Inspirees 3-year DMT training program.  The participants will then have the opportunity to meet our trainers as part of interview procedures.

The primary goal of this course is to introduce the basic constructs of dance/movement therapy through exploring the work of Marian Chace, including mirroring, joining, and relationship-building through movement; Blanche Evan, including functional technique, projective technique, and complex improvisation; and Mary Whitehouse, including Authentic Movement and inner-directed movement.

Students will gain an understanding of the material through participating in a process that will facilitate a personal exploration of self through movement, writing, and discussion.

For application, please contact with Ms. Shen 15911509565 or email to dmt@inspirees.com.

 




April 2014 ADTA DMT Professional Class - Pre-course (Beijing)

Pre-course for ADTA Professional DMT Program

Making Contact with the Creative MOVING Self: a path to Dance Movement Therapy training and Professional Enrichment

Beijing, April 19-20, 2014

The course is limited to 18 participants.

Instructor: Marcia Plevin, American dancer, choreographer, dance movement therapist ( BC-DMT), counsellor (NCC), Trainer of Inspirees dance therapy training program

Description

Creative Movement –method Garcia-Plevin® is a discipline with the objective to awaken and deepen the sense of body/mind unity through the discovery of one’s movement potential and unique movement style. The course is a basic introduction, a complete course unit in itself, designed to initiate body- mind  connection and learning through creative processes, processes  that later can be deepened through clinical dance therapy training. Beginning skills will be taught for liberating expressivity and communication which open the door to personal growth, be it as a dancer, in the helping professions, as part of an educational program or other.

The course will emphasize movement improvisation in silence and with music in order to learn how to perceive the body’s messages. Identifying the messages in the body through metaphor and symbol, seeing them through visual art, writing and verbal processing will then expand one’s knowledge about the moving self. 

For application, please contact with Ms. Shen 15911509565 or email to dmt@inspirees.com.




Inspirees Nirvana - Self-Awareness Workshop

Inspirees Nirvana - Self-Awareness Workshop

Integration of dance/movement therapy and mindfulness!

According to this articles named Psychotherapy in 2012: A Delphi poll on its future, Mindfulness is  the top one of psychotherapy trends were predicted to increase the most in the next decade.

"The world is a mirror, an imaging of Love's perfection." ~~ Rumi

This psychodynamically-oriented workshop functions as a laboratory and invites participants for self-exploration. In a safe and supportive environment, participants will venture to navigate their inner world through creative process, and reconnect with their authentic selves. By cultivating self-awareness, participants will recognize their auto-pilot reactions, start to make new choices, and nurture self-integration.

The uniqueness of this workshop includes

• integration of dance/movement psychotherapy, somatics skills and mindfulness-based stress reduction methods to strengthen the ability of self-awareness

• experiencing the essence of psychodynamics in a group setting

• exploring personal relationships, including family, intimacy, and career

• monthly weekend workshop for a period of four months in order to deepen self-growth

Instructor

Amanda Yang, BC-DMT, MA in Dance/Movement Therapy, Creative Arts in Therapy Program, Drexel University, Philadelphia, U.S.A

Time: 4 times for 1 phase, 1 time per month. The first phase: January 17-19, February 15-16. The dates for March and April will be confirmed.

Site: Shanghai

The course is limited to 16 participants.

 

For application, please contact with Ms. Shen 15911509565 or email to dmt@inspirees.com.

 

 







     
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