LIMS Statement of Solidarity and Action

To Our Community,

“I can’t breathe!”

Contemplating the sobering and painful last words of George Floyd we must remind ourselves that breath is the foundational pattern of all human movement. Where there is no breath there is no movement; where there is no movement there is no life. When our Black colleagues say that they can’t breathe we must attend not only to the surface meaning but also to the subtext; that white supremacy and systemic and institutional racism both literally and figuratively suffocate Black lives.

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Message about Covid-19 and LBMS Courses

Message to Our LBMS Community

In light of Covid-19 precautions LIMS has temporarily suspended our brick and mortar operations. We have begun to coordinate the development of online coursework that will supplement our current yearlong program. And, given the success of our first online class March 26, we are currently working to program additional classes for an ongoing series. We hope to continue with intro courses from May onward, as well as the summer modular program (June) and yearlong program (September).* See the updated information under Education.

We want to hear from you! If there's an LBMS topic that you've been patiently or impatiently waiting to take a class on we would love to know. Is there a specific teacher you've always wanted to learn from? Do you have a class you would like to teach but don't want to worry about the admin or marketing? Let us know by completing our online class offering survey here: https://forms.gle/XcSFfeAZLnY6LC5n7

*If you have any questions or concerns regarding our course schedule moving forward please don’t hesitate to email education@labaninstitute.org.

As always, thank you for all that you do to bring LBMS into the world.

LIMS in Motion

Welcome to LIMS in Motion, our new monthly vlog bringing the latest in LIMS news, from the desk of our executive director, right to your device. We are excited to be bringing new digital content to the website such as online classes, interviews with notable Laban and Bartenieff personages, and news via LIMS in Motion. So join us as we explore our Laban/Bartenieff heritage, our exciting present, and the future of LBMS in the world. You do not need to be a LIMS member to view the first installment of the vlog which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/F4wWKHGtyQw

LIMS Executive Director Curtis Stedge

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