Bartenieff Fundamentals Workshop

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Bartenieff Fundamentals (with Ana Leon Bella) Learn and move a history of Irmgard Bartenieff, with biography, movement themes, fundamental principles, related concepts, basic connections and coordination, and The Basic Six exercises. Themes such as mobility/stability and function/expression mingle with principles of dynamic alignment, sequencing and spatial intent, creating more efficient patterns from the inside out. Working with breath, movement, sound and gentle hands-on application, you’ll discover how this work can be practiced and applied to working with different populations, particularly in the context of teaching group classes.

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This coursework is part of four workshops for the Moving for Life Certified Instructor training program which can be taken by anyone, and can also count as credit toward becoming a Certified Teacher of BodyMind Dancing, and/or Dynamic Embodiment Practitioner. Based on Martha Eddy’s somatic movement work, the courses take a Dynamic Embodiment (DE) approach to Bartenieff Fundamentals, Laban Movement Analysis and Body-Mind Centering® Embodied Physiology/Body Systems and Neuro-Motor Development. Classes are designed to help instructors become exquisitely attentive and adaptive to the needs of diverse students – people with a range of illnesses, ages and movement backgrounds. Discount available for taking all four.