Laban Movement Analysis with Martha Eddy
July 22-24, 2021. (9:15-11:45am) (3 classes)
(Included in the Somatic Education Module at Moving On Center – School of Participatory Arts and Somatic Research)
Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) is a method and language for describing, visualizing, interpreting and documenting all varieties of human movement. It is one type of Laban Movement Study, originating from the work of Rudolf Laban and developed and extended by Lisa Ullmann, Irmgard Bartenieff, Warren Lamb and many others. In addition many derived practices have developed with great emphasis on LMA methods.
Also known as Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis, it uses a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating contributions from anatomy, kinesiology, psychology, Labanotation and many other fields. It is used as a tool by dancers, actors, musicians, athletes, dance/movement therapists, physical and occupational therapists, psychotherapy, peace studies, anthropology, business consulting, leadership development, health & wellness and is one of the most widely used systems of human movement analysis today.
FINNISH HALL, 1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley, CA. USA, 94702-1723.
Access info: Unfortunately the Finnish Hall is not wheelchair accessible. There are (a number of) steps to get into the space, and the bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible.
$225 for the entire workshop. No one-day drop-ins.
MARTHA EDDY, CMA, RSMT, EdD, author of Mindful Movement the Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action and lecturer on eco-somatics, neuro-motor & socio-emotional development, & peace education/violence prevention, has advocated for the fields of Somatic Movement Education & Therapy & Somatic Movement Dance Education for over 30 years. She cofounded Moving On Center with Carol Swann in 1994 and Center for Kinesthetic Education (CKE) in NYC. CKE provides professional development and pre-K-12 workshops using self-regulating movement and “healthy dancing” within schools. She’s teaches her systems “BodyMind Dancing,” Moving For LIfe and Dynamic Embodiment SMT worldwide and certifies professionals in this work.
The underlying course work – Laban Movement Analysis, Body-Mind Centering(R), Perceptual-Motor Development, Bartenieff Fundamentals, and Embodied Anatomy and Physiology are all linked these degree programs: – Montclair State University, St Mary’s College in the Bay area and UNC-Greensboro. Since 1981 she has served at LIMS as faculty of special programs, certification programs, President, Executive Director, Advisory Council member and Senior Research Associate. She has also co-founded Moving On Center and Moving For Life, and has served on the boards of CORD, NDEO, and as President of ISMETA, In 2017 she received the National Award for Outstanding Leadership in Dance Education from NDEO. She created Moving For Life DanceExercise for Cancer Recovery in 1999 as part of Moving On Center’s community outreach mission. Moving For Life, Inc is now a NYS non-profit providing free dance classes for older adults and people of all ages affected by cancer and has been featured on NPR, NY1, CNN, Fox News, the NBC Today Show and CBS News.