Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket,
but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals


Bartenieff Fundamentals is an approach to movement training that deals with patterning connections in the body, according to principles of efficient functioning, within a context which encourages personal expression and full psychophysical involvement.

The goal of BF is to facilitate the lively interplay of inner connectivity for efficient body functioning with outer expressivity. We work with the concepts of inner-outer, stability-mobility, function-expression and exertion-recuperation.

Exploring BF utilizes the entire framework of Laban Movement Analysis: Body, Effort, Shape, Space.

BF is incredibly supportive to anyone regardless of level of experience or profession/leisure activities. This work is particularly applicable and useful to dancers, actors and musicians as it bridges working functionally to moving expressively.

BF practice will lead into further explorations as the sessions progress. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and areas of their own practice they wish to explore which we can workshop in a safe, laboratory environment. For example, improvisation, partner work, handling objects/instruments, character development.


Dancers, actors, musicians, performers, body-work practitioners, and those curious about Laban/Bartenieff's work are encouraged to attend

Alexandra Baybutt

She is young, but she knows what she is doing.