Hi, Laban/Bartenieff Colleagues,
I’m totally fascinated by Laban/Barentieff Theory and Practice Discussions! Count me in! Currently I live near St. George, UT, near Zion National Park, and am taking classes in oil painting and sketching.
Here’s a brief bio:
Peggy Hackney ….
Toured the USA dancing professionally with the Bill Evans Dance Co. for many years, and is Internationally known for her pioneering work in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis. Peggy entered the Laban world in 1963 through Labanotation, and is still interested in the power of symbols. She studied with and assisted Irmgard Bartenieff for nearly 15 years, and has directed Certificate Programs in both the USA and Europe. Her book: “Making Connections: Total Body Integration through Bartenieff Fundamentals,” is a major textbook for Bartenieff Fundamentals used around the world. She has BA degrees from Duke University in both Psychology and Education, and has a Master’s Degree from Sarah Lawrence in Dance. Peggy is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (ISMETA) and a Registered Massage Therapist. She recently retired from teaching at the University of California in Berkeley, and now teaches internationally. Even after 56 years in the Laban field, Peggy still thoroughly enjoys sharing her knowledge and learning from others!