Laban Movement Studies

Laban Movement Analysis is a comprehensive system of observing, understanding and exploring the scope of human movement. Each person combines movement factors in unique rhythms expressive of personal, artistic or cultural style. By identifying our dominant movement factors, we can more easily change stress patterns to expand functional and expressive range.

Rudolf Laban (1879-1958) was a pioneer in the field of movement practice, research and education. His work has been expanded by many others into the fields of wellness, the arts, cultural study, therapy, fitness, communications, and animation. Irmgard Bartenieff (1899-1981) was the brilliant physical therapist who first applied Laban’s work developmentally and therapeutically.

Bartenieff Fundamentals

Bartenieff Fundamentals are gentle patterns to enliven the whole body with breathing, grounding and developmental sequences. Practicing BF can enhance your movement quality and coordination and help balance, mobility, stability and recuperation from pain. Integration of body, mind and emotion are playfully explored through rhythms, energies and movement scales.

Irmgard Bartenieff (1899-1981) was the brilliant physical therapist who first applied Laban’s work developmentally and therapeutically.

Somatic Movement Education and Therapy

Somatic Movement Therapy uses gentle touch, visual imagery, and movement patterning to gain insight into the body-mind connection, enhance wellness and support expression. Clients improve fluid coordination, range of motion, balance, mobility and stability and develop their ability to identify and change patterns that restrict function or contribute to chronic conditions.

Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a simple and effective method for improving “the use of self.” Students become aware of habitual use of their bodies and use conscious choice to change restrictive habits.

The Alexander Technique is taught at the Juilliard School, The Royal Academies of Music and Dramatic Art, and most great performing arts conservatories. Olympic athletes study the technique, which teaches skills useful to anyone who wishes to move better. People often learn the technique to support their wellness or performance goals, prevent/recover from injury, stress, and strain.

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Corvino Ballet Technique

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