LABAN 2018
International Conference

Presenter Line-Up

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    • Adiarte, Sandra: LBMS in the Twilight of Truth and Lie: Movement, Behavior, and Meaning.
    • Copple, Mary: Exploring the Motion Space: An Application of the Laban-Bartenieff Work in an Architecture and Design Program at the Bauhaus Dessau
    • Davis, Crystal: Coping with Our Environment: Critical Theory and the Future of Laban Movement Analysis
    • De Valle, Flavia: I and the Other: LMA Transposed on to the Stage
    • Machado, Marcus: Laban and the World of Silence
    • Marques, Isabel: Rudolf Laban and Paulo Freire: A Dialogue Towards Justice in a Time of Social Crisis
    • Munro, Marth & Froneman, Anchen: Applying LBMS Towards Enhancing Piano Performance
    • Moore, Carol-Lynne: Beyond Movement Analysis: Laban’s Theory of Movement Harmony
    • Nemetz, Laurice: Dance as a Means to Practice the Movement of Life: A Look at How Environmental Space Shapes Us
    • Paiuk, Irena: LBMS as an Education Methodology for Developing Nonverbal Communication and PT Education
    • Tsachor, Rachelle & Shafir, Tal: An LMA Methodology for Statistical Analysis of Complex Movement



  • Aragon Zamorano, Gabriela; Cheng, Brenton; Sastre, Cibele & Yoo, Si-Hyun: Writing Movement
  • Arnhold, Jody Gottfried; Finkelstein, Joan; Fragoso, Ana Nery & Shelby, Nel: The Impact of LMA in NYC Education (Film & Panel – Opening Sessions) 
  • Bary, Margaret; Barylick, Martie; Biddle, Ann; Burk, Jennifer Katz; Fragoso, Ana; Gallant, Catherine & Lopez, Mariangela with Arnhold, Jody Gottfried (Moderator): Impacting Children through Dance: Embodying Laban and Bartenieff
  • Barragan, Rosana; Cowart, Corrie; Lepczyk, Billie; Tourinho, Ligia & Whittier, Cadence: Laban Movement Studies: Educational Perspectives
  • Beardall, Nancy; Bloom, Katya; Cathcart, Jane & Tortora, Suzi: When and How Do We Use LMA in Dance/Movement Therapy Clinical Practice?
  • Brooks, Lynn; Munro, Marth (Broodryk, Chris & Prinsloo, Tarryn-Tanille) & Van Berkel, Roos: Style Analysis
  • Callison, Darcey; Escher-Kahn, Lucy; Whitley, Jenn; Walsh, Kelley Ann: Four About Four: A Module Education Matrix
  • de Bruijckere, Stephanie, Studd, Karen & Brotman, Joanna: That Word Doesn’t Exist in My Language: A Discussion on Teaching and Learning in Multiple Languages
  • Fiuza, Bruna & Bicalho, Luciana; Martin Lambert, Marisa; Parsons, Martin & Parsons, Samantha: Somatic LMA/BF Approaches
  • Franca, Ana; Kennedy, Antja; Stirling, Glenda & Ramesh, Rajyashree: Laban’s Global Influence in the Performing Arts
  • Hardenbergh, Marylee; Eddy, Martha; Kennedy, Antja & Ibarguen, Vannia: Global Water Dances: a Worldwide CMA-inspired Project
  • Lagomaggiore, Anna & Massa, Marina; Marcos Furones, Elisabet; Tsachor, Rachelle & Whitley, Jenn: LMA/BF and Movement Therapies

SPECIAL PANELCohen, Bonnie Bainbridge; Davis, Martha; Goldman, Ellen; Hackney, Peggy & Pauley, Forrestine: 1960s: Irmgard’ Lasting Influence on her First Colleagues & Students

In accordance with the authors, many of the papers submitted were

developed into panels to motivate dialogues and meeting of ideas. 


  • Adrian, Barbara; Bloom, Katya; Casciero, Tom; Mizenko, Jennifer & Porter, Claire: LMA for Actors. Five Different Perspectives, as Presented in The Laban Workbook for Actors
  • Angel, Vicky: Laban/Bartenieff Practices and Aesthetic Education
  • Buchholz, Astrid: All at Once: Voice and Movement
  • Carroll, Roo: Meditation and Mindful Movement Through a Laban Lens
  • Chanik, John: Moving Seniors – Maintaining Essential Movement with Bartenieff Fundamentals
  • Cox, Eleanor & Huntleigh, Amanda: The Core of Music is Movement
  • Davison, Dana: The Body in Translation
  • Doll, Mary Chase: The Breath of the Compassionate: moving Islamic Sacred Geometry through the Lens of Laban Movement Analysis
  • Evans, Bill: Master Class in the Evans Dance Technique: integrating an Approach to Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies
  • Funsch, Christy: 100 Prompts for Fundamental Practice
  • Gantz, Judy & Heifetz, Deborah: How LMA Influenced the Creation of Embodied Leadership Training (ELT)
  • Guest, Anne Hutchinson; Curran, Tina; Heiland, Teresa & Megill, Beth: Literacy and Artistry in Action: Community Games with Language of Dance®
  • Hackney, Peggy: Touch for Repatterning Using: Irmgard’s Basics
  • Jobe, Kate: Getting to What’s Right About What’s Wrong: Using L/BMA in Psychology with “Non-Movers”
  • Klein, Susan & Eddy, Martha: The Impact of Bartenieff Fundamentals on Contemporary Modern Dance/Somatic Dance
  • Mackavey, Jill & Mayzes, Danielle: Irmgard and Rudolf in the Garden of Earthly Delights: BF, LMA, and Sensual Movement
  • Minnick, Michele: Bringing the Whole Self to Somatic Practice
  • Peskin Gidron, Sharon: Overcoming Stagefright Through L/BMS Work
  • Rapisarda, Lorella: The Missing Pull
  • Reisel, Megan: Adapting LMA to Any Movement Training
  • Sarasvati, Bala: Contemporary Dance Technique – Falling, Flying and Spiraling and Identifying the LMA/BF origins
  • Schmid, Stefi: Jenny Gertz: A Pioneer of Children’s Dance
  • Shea, Kathleen: Somatic Yoga: How LMA/BF Can Enrich the Yoga Practice
  • Siotas, Anastasi: EUREKA – The Icosahedron and Biotensegrity, a New Model of Dynamic Anatomy
  • Tortora, Suzi & Bradley, Karen: Ways of Seeing: An LMA/BF Dance/Movement Therapy Program
  • Woodruff, Dianne & Hand, Jackie: Bartenieff Fundamentals in the 21st Century: Working Models for the Fascial Matrix

LABAN 2018 Workshop Descriptions | LABAN 2018 Workshop Bios


ECOPOETIC: 6:30PM to 7:30PM on June 1st at Washington Square Park

  • Bartell, Ellen (US): GeoTime
  • Berry, Emily (US): Space Inherited
  • Bicalho, Luciana (BR): Flight: Nerves and Wings
  • Cowart, Corrie Franz (US): Interlinked
  • Deasy, Helga (IR): Helica
  • Fiuza, Bruna & Tourinho, Ligia (BR): Inner Outer Nature Dialogue
  • Funsch, Christy (US): Punny Human
  • Haenggi, Andrea (US/CH): Digitaria
  • Josa-Jones, Paula (US): Mammal
  • Lopez, Mariangela (VEN): El Regresso
  • Martinell, Nicole & Shute Malcolm: Tender Root
  • Miranda, Regina (BR): Air, Water, and the Flight of Birds
  • Mohmmenson, Maria (BR): Vector
  • Park, Hannah (US): Gravity of Heart
  • Shaw, JoAnna Mendl (US): LISTEN, WAIT, WATCH… small dances made in real time
  • Stein, Dafna Soltes (US): From Tree to Shining Tree
  • Sullivan, Thomas (US): Waters of Japura


Please note that this list reflects all presenters who have confirmed their attendance with registration as of January 25, 2018. If you believe your name has been left off in error, contact