THE LABAN/BARTENIEFF INSTITUTE OF MOVEMENT STUDIES (LIMS), a leading institution for the study, development, and application of Rudolf Laban’s groundbreaking movement concepts, and Irmgard Bartenieff’s pioneer method of embodiment of the foundations of body movement, invites you to a conference: LABAN 2018, to celebrate our 40th Anniversary.

Our International Conference will highlight Bartenieff and LIMS’ global impact through the expansion of the work of LIMS CMAs and the work of Laban/Bartenieff based organizations and programs since LIMS’ foundation by Irmgard Bartenieff. 

The event welcomes all lines of through in the field of Laban and Bartenieff Studies and will feature international participants presenting exciting new developments of Laban & Bartenieff’s work in ever-expanding fields. Everyone is welcome!

Register for the Conference Here

CONFERENCE DATES: Thursday – Saturday, May 31 to June 2, 2018


  • Early Bird Registration* for Main Conference: $250 until December 1, 2017.
  • Open Registration* for Main Conference: $300 after December 1, 2017**

*Main Conference Registration includes Access to Paper Presentations, Lectures, Panel Discussions, (1) Workshop, Conference Lounge, and Coffee Breaks. It does not include any pre-conference activities, additional workshops, performances, meals or accommodations. If you’d like to attend an additional workshop, please register accordingly.

**Registration for the LABAN 2018 Conference will be limited to 200 participants. It will be on a first come-first serve basis, so be mindful to register as soon as possible to guarantee your place. 

  • Presenters, you received a code with your acceptance letter that you may enter at registration in order to access your special offer. Register by 12/1/2017 to confirm your attendance.
  • Optional – Awards Reception: $80
  • Optional – Certificate of Attendance: $30


  • LIMS at Bryant ParkLIMS & Conference Headquarters
    • 54 West 40th St. New York, NY 10018 (Between 5th & 6th Ave. South Side of Bryant Park.)
  • Residence Inn Marriot HotelMain Conference Site
    • 1033 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018 (Corner of 39th St. & 6th Ave.)
  • Bryant Park HotelSite for Conference Workshops
    • 40 West 40th St. New York, NY 10018 (Between 5th & 6th Ave. South Side of Bryant Park.)
  • Washington Square Park Performance Site for ECOPOETIC
    • New York, NY 10012


Schedule of Events is Forthcoming.