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Laban Movement Analyst Certificate program

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.

 

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.

 

To inquiry: Katee Shen 15911509565,  dmt@inspirees.com

 




 
 
Inspirees Institute: Certificate Program in Laban Movement Studies

Inspirees Institute is proud to announce the Certificate Program in Laban Movement Studies will to be held in 2015 in collaboration with the prestigious Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS®) in New York. LIMS® is globally recognized as one of the top institutions in the world for the study of movement in all walks of life. The Certification Program is a professional training Program accredited by the National Association of School of Dance (NASD), which is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the accrediting agency for the field of dance. This program is the first Certificate Program of LIMS in Asia. The first class will be taught by core Master Teachers from LIMS.

Inspirees Institute invites you to join the list of CMA elites!

Become Professional of Body Movement Analysis!

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 Certification Program in Laban Movement Studies

The Certification Program is a professional training program leading to the Certificate in Laban Movement Studies as a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA). The program involves the study of Laban Movement Analysis, including Bartenieff Fundamentalssm Laban theory (Body, Effort, Shape, Space), observation training, and seminar in the history of the system and its diverse application areas. Classes involve movement, discussion, observation of self and others, field trips, video observation, and documentation. Several projects are undertaken and assessed during the course of the training, including a final project encompassing theory, observation, movement experiences and personal applications. Classes are small, and we pride ourselves on our low student-faculty ratio.

The Certification Program is a graduate-level Professional training Program accredited by the National Association of School of Dance (NASD), which is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the accrediting agency for the field of dance. NASD establish the official curricular standards and guidelines to ensure the quality of the educational programs in dance in USA. NASD The Association has approximately 80 member institutions including LIMS.  All NASD member institutions meet accreditation standards and uphold the code of ethics of the Association as stated in the NASD Handbook. The whole list of the institutions can be found http://nasd.arts-accredit.org/index.jsp?page=List_Accredited_Members. More details about NASD can be found at http://nasd.arts-accredit.org/site/docs/pdf/NASD%20INFORMATION.pdf .

How is the Certification Program Structured?

LIMS® China program offers Modular format in Laban Movement Studies, which award the Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) title upon successful completion. The program is two-year consisting of 4 modules in total, two modules each year but each module splitting into two parts. The China program is based in Shanghai, one of the most dynamic and international cities in China.  Module I of first group will start in August (12 days) and October (4 days) in 2016.  Module II and III take place in 2017, with Module IV ending in 2018.

The program meets the 520 curriculum content and hours approved by the NASD and can be considered for credit transfers for other universities in USA.  Upon successful graduation with 100 post-certificate hours, CMAs can apply to the International Somatic Movement Educators and Therapist Association (ISMETA) for professional registration as a Registered Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist.

What are the goals of the Certification Program in Laban Movement Studies?

  1. To understand the LMA system as a system of structural and dynamic concepts that both simplifies the understanding of the movement phenomenon and gives appreciation to the complexity of that event; to see analytically and holistically.
  2. To become articulate with the LMA vocabulary of movement description in movement, symbols, writing and speaking. To appreciate the difference and interrelationship between the pure movement vocabulary and the interpretive/subjective process.
  3. a. To understand the core Laban theoretical principles and selected concepts from Laban-trained professionals who have developed applications using LMA. b. To begin distinguishing core principles from thematic variations as developed by others working with the LMA system. c. To be introduced to theories within disciplines that relate to the Laban work. d. To be introduced to Bartenieff Fundamentalssm, somatic bodywork /repatterning that supports body-level integration of movement studies.
  4. a. To understand one’s own movement preferences and repertoire and to ultimately demonstrate a broader range of movement possibilities. b. To achieve an appreciation of the individuality of others and an ability to perceive and work with that in mind. c. To reinforce the body/mind integration process.
  5. To gain an appreciation and understanding of the connection between the LMA framework and the expressive-emotional nature of human movement
  6. a. To experience opportunities that support creative work with the LMA material (ex: moving, choreographing, writing, teaching, and researching). b. To learn how the objective tool of a movement framework can interact with and support the intuitive creative process.
  7. To use the LMA principles in various applications (ex: fitness, therapy, art performance, sports, education, coaching, communication, and hi-tech).
  8. To experience learning as an individualized process that remains open and ongoing. To become comfortable with a kind of learning that may or may not have a definitive endpoint.
  9. To value the preliminary student level of development, and anticipate an appreciation for self-directed learning once certification training is complete.

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.

 

Course Forecast

1. February 17-21, 2016, Master Class;

2. August 15-27, 2016, Professional Class Stage One (A);

3. October 1-4, 2016,  Professional Class Stage One (B);

4. October 7-9, 2016年, Master Class.

      

To inquiry: Katee Shen (86)15911509565,  dmt@inspirees.com

 




 
 
Certificate Program in Laban Movement Studies(2): About Instructors

     Inspirees Institute is proud to announce the Certificate Program in Laban Movement Studies will to be held in 2015 in collaboration with the prestigious Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS®) in New York. LIMS® is globally recognized as one of the top institutions in the world for the study of movement in all walks of life. The Certification Program is a professional training Program accredited by the National Association of School of Dance (NASD), which is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the accrediting agency for the field of dance. This program is the first Certificate Program of LIMS in Asia. The first class will be taught by core Master Teachers from LIMS.

Inspirees Institute invites you to join the list of CMA elites!

Become Professional of Body Movement Analysis! 

Instructors

Karen Studd, CMA, RSMT, RSME

Karen has a Master’s degree in Dance from University of Oregon and became a CMA, through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies(LIMS) Seattle based Program which subsequently became the Integrated Movement Studies program. Studd is also a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Registered Somatic Movement Educator through ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association). For over twenty years Studd has served as a Program Coordinator and has taught in LBMS training programs in the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico and Israel.

Karen has taught for the Dance Departments of the University of Oregon, the University of Wisconsin, George Washington University and George Mason, where she is a tenured faculty. As a teacher of Movement Analysis she is focused on personal and professional development through movement. Although she came to the Laban/Bartenieff work through the art of dance, Studd sees herself as movement educator/artist, and dance as a highly specialized area of application within the larger body of knowledge that is movement itself. 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. She is currently involved in research projects linking a somatic understanding of human movement to the domain of digital technology and in unpacking the components of human movement as they are linked to the experience and expression of emotion that is, the motion(s) of human emotions.

 

Laura Cox, CMA, RSME, RSMT

Laura holds an MA from New York University in Dance and Dance Education with an emphasis in Kinesiology, and is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA), a Registered Somatic Movement Educator (RSME) and a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) with a specialty in injury prevention and chronic pain management.  A former professional dancer and choreographer, Ms. Cox has served on the dance faculties of Towson University, The University of Nebraska and New York University, and taught several courses in Kinesiology for Dancers at The University of Maryland.  She is currently a Master Teacher with the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies and teaches in Certificate Programs nationally and internationally.  She has a private practice in movement education and health and is a co-author of the new groundbreaking book on movement EveryBody Is A Body, which is being used in movement training courses world-wide.

Catherine Maguire, CMA, RSME     

Cat is a movement educator, dance artist, Certified Movement Analyst, and Registered Somatic Movement Educator, teaching in the Charlottesville area and at the University of Maryland and internationally for the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS).  After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University with honors in dance and psychology, Maguire earned a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) degree with LIMS in New York City. For the next eight years, she was the artistic director of Offspring Dance Company in New York City and the founder and head of the dance program at Drew University in Madison, NJ. While executive director of Piedmont Council of the Arts in Charlottesville, Maguire continued to teach, choreograph and perform throughout Central Virginia and internationally. From 2003 to 2010, Maguire was assistant professor of dance at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC), where she was an integral part of the development and implementation of the associate’s degree in dance, the only one of its kind in the Virginia Community College System. Currently Maguire teaches group classes and individual sessions designed to foster self expression, body connectivity and transformation through movement.

Course Forecast

1. February 17-21, 2016, Master Class;

2. August 15-27, 2016, Professional Class Stage One (A);

3. October 1-4, 2016,  Professional Class Stage One (B);

4. October 7-9, 2016年, Master Class.

      

To inquiry: Katee Shen (86)15911509565,  dmt@inspirees.com




 
 
Certificate Program in Laban Movement Studies(3): Bio of Laban


Rudolf von Laban aka Rudolf Laban (1879–1958) was a dance artist and theorist whose work laid the foundations for Laban Movement Analysis and other more specific developments in dance notation. He is considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of dance.

Rudolf von Laban was born in Bratislava in 1879 in Hungary, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, into an aristocratic family. His father's family had come from the French nobility and Hungarian nobility, and his mother's family was from England. His father was a field marshal of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the governor of the provinces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  He spent his childhood in the courtly circles of Vienna and Bratislava, Laban initially studied sculpture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and became interested in the relationship between the moving human form and the space which surrounds it.

In addition to the work on the analysis of movement and his dance experimentations, he was also a proponent of dance for the masses. Toward this end, Laban developed the art of the movement choir where in large numbers of people move together in some choreographed manner, but that can include personal expression.  This aspect of his work was closely related to his personal spiritual beliefs. Laban founded a summer dance program in Ascona, Switzerland in 1912, which continued until 1914, when World War I broke out and closed the school.

After the successful publication of his frist book (Die Welt des Tanzers) and the opening of a school in Germany, Laban began to develop a reputation as a dance innovator.  Germany was fertile ground for revolutionary ideas in the arts.  With the new democracy and strong public interest in the body and health, Laban was able to open many schools that attracted amateurs interested in dancing expressively and participating in “movement choirs”, the group dance form her had created.  At the same time, Laban was developing professional dancers and staging choreographies, writing about dance, and continuing to work on a movement description and notation system.  Although his financial situation was always precarious, the 1920s were a period of tireless activity and experimentation.  In 1926 alone, he published 3 books, 2 on dance education (Gymnastic und Tanz and Des Kindes Gymnastik und Tanz) and one on dance theory (Choreographie). In 1928, he published his notation system (Schrifftanz) and co-founded a scholarly dance journal. 

From 1930 to 1934 he was director of the Allied State Theatres in Berlin, Germany. In 1934, He was occupying this post when the National Socialists took office.  While the Nazis did not renew his contract, they found another position for him in the Department of Propaganda, which was slowly taking control of all artisitc activity in Germany.  Laban continued to champion the cause of dance, publishing his own autobiography, A Life for Dance (Ein Lebn Fur den Tanz) in 1935.  In addition, he was responsible for planning dance events in connection with the 1936 Olympics.  However, his own contribution to these events was censored.  He lost his state post and he and his work were denounced.  With no possibility of employment in Germany, Laban escaped to Paris demoralized and ill.

Late in 1937 he was found by two former associated, the choreographer Kurt Joos and his wife.  They convinced Laban to go to Dartington Hall in England, where they found a home for their dance company after fleeing Germany.  So Laban joined the Jooss-Leeder Dance School at Dartington Hall in the county of Devon where innovative dance was already being taught by other refugees from Germany. He was greatly assisted in his dance teaching during these years by his close associate and long-term partner Lisa Ullmann. Their collaboration led to the founding of the Laban Art of Movement Guild (now known as The Laban Guild for Movement and Dance) in 1945 and the Art of Movement Studio in Manchester in 1946.

Whilst in the UK, he re-directed his work to industry, studying patterns of movement, the time taken to perform tasks in the workplace and the energy used. He tried to provide methods intended to help workers to eliminate "shadow movements" (which he believed wasted energy and time) and to focus instead on constructive movements necessary to the job in hand. After the 2nd world war, he published a book related to this research entitled Effort (1947). He continued to teach and do research, exploring the relations between Body and Spatial tensions until his death in the UK. But his work lives and grows through the work of his followers around the world.

 

Inspirees Institute is proud to announce the Certificate Program in Laban Movement Studies will to be held in 2015 in collaboration with the prestigious Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS®) in New York. LIMS® is globally recognized as one of the top institutions in the world for the study of movement in all walks of life. The Certification Program is a professional training Program accredited by the National Association of School of Dance (NASD), which is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the accrediting agency for the field of dance. This program is the first Certificate Program of LIMS in Asia. The first class will be taught by core Master Teachers from LIMS.

Inspirees Institute invites you to join the list of CMA elites!

Become Professional of Body Movement Analysis!

Course Forecast

1. February 17-21, 2016, Master Class;

2. August 15-27, 2016, Professional Class Stage One (A);

3. October 1-4, 2016,  Professional Class Stage One (B);

4. October 7-9, 2016年, Master Class.

      

To inquiry: Katee Shen (86)15911509565,  dmt@inspirees.com

 




 
 
Certificate Program in Laban Movement Studies(4): Application case

MOP FOR Volleyball Training

Tony Zhou(Inspirees, Netherlands)

Ma.gulandanmu(Shanghai University of Sport)

Enrique Pisani(Belgium )

Herman de Brandt(Belgium)

Lea Derveaux(Belgium)

【Abstract】

Laban/Bartenieff Movement System (LBMS) is a comprehensive system used in understanding multiple aspects of human movement patterns. The LBMS is based on the theory of Rudolf Laban (1879-1958), the founder of Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and his students, protégés and co-workers. Laban established the fundamental theory on Efforts and Space, which was supplemented by the Shape theory developed by Warren Lamb (1923-2014) and Body theory of Irmgard Bartenieff (1900-1981).

LBMS finds wide applications in dance/theater performance and education, communication, psychotherapy (dance/movement therapy) and any other movement related fields. There were applications in sport field, including the work from Janet Hamburg with the elite athletes in US professional track and field team and basketball team, Enrique Pisani with the volleyball club and national volleyball team in Belgium. The aim of this paper is to describe the use of the LBMS theories for the volleyball training to optimize the movement of the players, in order to improve their performance and reduce the injury.

Traditional teaching considers description of technical models (volleyball techniques) and distribution of the players on the court (tactical situation or system). With the changes of the rules the technical and tactical aspects may mutate so the whole teaching process changes and, what is worse, we can get lost in what is fundamental and what is accessorial.

We consider volleyball (as any other sport) a way to codify movement. This codification is based on the rules of the game. But the essence of the game transcends the rules. The rules can change but the essence stays. The word "essence" means to be the fundamental aspects that underpin thegame.

LBMS provides tools for describing, understanding and generating movement for learning and coaching the game from its fundamental aspects. It has the potential to reduce great complexity to familiar simplicity, in other words to learn. It is very important to keep the player from copying a technical model and to encourage his/her personal expression in order to gain efficiency in the action.


Inspirees Institute invites you to join the list of CMA elites!

Become Professional of Body Movement Analysis!

Course Forecast

1. February 17-21, 2016, Master Class;

2. August 15-27, 2016, Professional Class Stage One (A);

3. October 1-4, 2016,  Professional Class Stage One (B);

4. October 7-9, 2016Master Class.

To inquiry: Katee Shen (86)15911509565,  dmt@inspirees.com




 
 
Certificate Program in Laban Movement Studies(5):Master Class

Master Class Syllabus in Feb, 2016

Day 1 – Overview of LBMS  - the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System

  • Movement Patterns:Thematic Duality/wholeness, Phrasing, and Developmental Progression
  • Process of Analysis identifying the parts: Components of movement BESS Body, Effort Space and Shape

 

Day 2 – What is Fundamental  - The Body as Basis, Bartenieff Fundamentals

  • Basic 6
  • BF Principles

 

Day 3 – Space Harmony   - the foundation of the LBMS 

  • Kinesphere and Dynamosphere  - patterns in Space
  • Forms – Platonic Solids,Scales  - movement practice

 

Day 4 & 5 - Application  - observation and intervention Personal Movement signature and re-patterning /intervention

 

To inquiry: Katee Shen (86)15911509565,  dmt@inspirees.com




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