An Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals|
Spring 2009 not offered
The focus of this course is to learn the basic theories and principles of human movement developed by Rudolf Laban that include historical background; the theoretical frameworks of body, shape, effort, and space; and
Labanotation (a written language for describing movement). This course will also include an introduction to the work of Irmgard Bartenieff that focuses on psychophysical connectivity to facilitate efficiency and expressivity in
movement. The material will be introduced through observation, improvisation, exploration, composition, readings, group discussions, and movement assignments as both a methodology for observing/describing the structural and
qualitative aspects of human movement and a means of identifying personal movement preferences to introduce a greater range of functional and expressive movement. Laban movement analysis can be applied to and provide insight into the study of history, anthropology, psychology, theater, physical therapy, and education as well as dance performance, choreography, teaching, and scholarship.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
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BODY MOVEMENT: COPING WITH THE ENVIRONMENT, by Irmagard Bartenieff
A PRIMER FOR MOVEMENT DESCRIPTION, Cecily Dell
Excerpts from Valerie Preston Dunlop, Marion North, Warren Lamb, Rudolf Laban, etc.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Periodic quizzes on reading assignments and class material, weekly movement/observation assignments, a final comprehensive take-home exam, a final project with application to a specific area of your own interest.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Concurrent enrollment in dance technique or improvisation course preferred. This course serves as a prerequisite for all Laban/Bartenieff Certification programs.
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