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Excerpts — Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies

Applying L/BMA to Aerial Dancing

As an aerialist, I have found the modes of shape change to be extremely useful for moving beyond the functional limitations of the skills of aerial technique and into the more expressive world of aerial dance.

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Perceiving Movement Through Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis

The L/BMA framework is particularly useful in contexts in which movement is studied and taught. Prac­ti­tion­ers of the many movement studies in which movement ­matters ­will apply the L/BMA theories and practices in unique ways, specific to the needs of that discipline and their interests.

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Total Body Connectivity—Breath Patterning

As the first Pattern of Total Body Connectivity, breath (see figure 3.1) is the baseline from which all other movement patterns develop.

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Using Touch to Facilitate Body Connectivity

Touch can facilitate greater connectivity, ease, and awareness in movement by increasing sensation in ways that ­will foster new possibilities for movement.

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L/BMA and Physical Humor

In the moment of humor, the senses are tickled by information and messages, both commonplace and incongruent. In fact, the juxtaposition of sense-­making and altered expectations is the ­recipe for humor.

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