“Movement in itself is the language in which our highest and most fundamental inspirations are expressed…”
Training in the laban Bartenieff movement System provides a very extensive movement vocabulary, optimizing movement efficiency, refining movement competences and skills and improving communication and expressiveness. Do you also want to experience the richness of this system? Look here for the current range of lessons, workshops and training courses.
The Laban Bartenieff Movement System (LBMS) is a comprehensive system that allows us to observe, describe and understand the patterns of human movement in all its aspects. LBMS looks at the what, where, how and why of actions by the 4 basic components of the system: Body, Effort, Shape and Space.
LBMS includes an embodied theoretical framework and clearly formulated language for describing movement. Want to know more about LBMS? Then click here.
Indicated introductory training in the Laban Bartenieff Movement System hundreds of exercise professionals including dance teachers and therapists, physiotherapists, actors, artists, researchers, etc. She graduated in 2009 as Certified Laban Movement Analyst at the Laban Bartenieff Movement Studies in Berlin. She then became an assistant at the training and later a teacher. She is co-founder of EMOVE Institute and teacher to the Certificate course in the Laban Bartenieff Movement System.
Marieke is a joy to work with as she is both compassionate as well as passionate in her approach to working with others. She is a delightful mix of thoughtful and playful in her teaching and in sharing her knowledge of movement through the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System. It has been my privilege to work and teach with Marieke in EMOVE's Movement Analysis ISMETA training program.
Karen Studd (co-author of EveryBody is a Body, and coordinator of several LBMS courses)
“LBMS has exceeded my expectations. It has made me grow on so many levels, both professionally and personally (and it still does!). It feels like a privilege to teach LBMS and it satisfies my need to increase and deepen understanding of movement. This rich system inspires me from the smallest movements in the body to the big movements in life.” (Marie)
LBMS is based on the theory and practice of two legendary individuals:
Irmgard Bartenieff (1900-1981)
was an important student of Rudolf von Laban. As a physical therapist, Bartenieff applied developmental motor principles and Laban's theory in her work with polio patients and dancers. She is known for her use of the awareness of the bone architecture of our anatomical form in enhancing the functional and expressive potential of bodily movement. Besides physiotherapist she was also a dance therapist, dancer, artist, massage therapist and movement researcher. She also established the first professional training program in Laban Movement Studies in 1978
Rudolf von Laban (1879 – 1958)
is historically known as the father of European modern dance. He was a visionary, humanist, teacher and thinker, whose revolutionary ideas bridged art and science. He was a dancer, choreographer, painter and movement researcher. His work influenced and continues to influence an entire generation of dancers, dance theorists and choreographers. His influence in the fields of dance, dance therapy, physiotherapy, art and theater is enormous.
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