Laban Movement Analysis Review

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Laban Movement Analysis Review class!

Movement Analysis can open up a whole new world of function and expression.

Find efficiency, authenticity, and ease in how you do everything.

Become a better teacher, mover, creator, communicator, activist, and thinker.

LMA Review is a one-hour online review class, open to all former Introduction to LMA students and friends with similar previous experiences. This is a chance to get back into the powerful tools of LMA with a facilitated overview by Dance Movement therapist and LIMS faculty member Cecilia Fontanesi.

During this 60-minute virtual review class, LIMS faculty member Cecilia Fontanesi will guide you through the frameworks you learned in your Intro (or similar) course and discuss potential applications to your work and life. There will be time for Q and A.

Enter your name and below to reserve your spot in one of our upcoming LMA Review classes with Cecilia Fontanesi.

Laban Movement Analysis has applications in:

  • Therapeutics
  • Dance
  • Theater
  • Sports
  • Personal Growth
  • Pedagogy
  • Spirituality
  • Politics
  • Relationships
  • Creative Process
  • Developmental Psychology
  • And more!

Here’s how this FREE review class works…

You will get a link to sign on for a one-hour session that will cover:

  • Body (“The what”)
    • Body parts
    • Body Actions
    • Anatomy and Kinesiology


  • Effort (“The how”)
    • Motion Factors (Weight/Space/Time/Flow)
    • Qualities (Strong/Light, Direct/Indirect, Quick/Sustained, Bound/Free)
    • States (Dream/Awake, Near/emote, Stable/Mobile)
    • Drives (Action, Passion, Spell, Vision)
  • Space (“The where”)
    • Dimensions
    • Planes
    • Diagonals
    • Scales
    • Platonic Solids
    • Spatial Intent


  • Shape (“The why”)
    • Shape Flow
    • Directional
    • Shaping/Carving

Cecilia will include discussion, review, movement and Q & A time for a thorough and holistic review and activation of the material.

About Your Teacher

Cecilia is a New-York based dancer, choreographer, performing artist, certified movement analyst, and dance/movement therapist, with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Her research explores the intersection of dance performance, neuroscience, movement analysis, neuroaesthetics, improvisation studies, perceptual decision-making, dance, and health. She co-founded Parcon (Parkour + Contact Improvisation), a dance modality dedicated to challenging our connection to the environment and social relationships through movement.

She is an Artist in Residence at Barnard Movement Lab and the Associate Artistic Director of IDACO (Italian Dance Connection). She taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Marymount Manhattan College, Sarah Lawrence College, CUNY City College, Barnard College, and LIMS.  She is a Parkinson’s Foundation community grant recipient since 2020 with the project “Shakespeare for PD.” She is also the elected Chair of the Research and Practice Committee of the American Dance Therapy Association. She works with older adults with dementia through the NYU Langone Family Support program.


Q: I studied Laban, but not with LIMS. Can I still take this review class

A: YES! The offer to all our former Intro students extends to anyone with similar experience. If the topics listed above seem familiar, but you’d like more engagement or review of them, you are welcome to join!


Q: I currently have an injury or illness. Can I still keep up?

A: Yes. This will be a go-at-your-own-pace experience and you are always welcome to adapt, shift, or skip any part of the movement.

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