MOSAIC is the annual performing arts event presented in autumn by the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies.  As the name indicates, MOSAIC has many different facets each year. Sometimes we emphasize dance, sometimes theater or performance art, but always featuring artists whose work is influenced by Rudolf Laban’s movement theories, the theoretical and philosophical basis for much of modern and post-modern dance.

MOSAIC includes movement workshops, dance performances, cutting-edge works in performance art, conferences, and book signings.


MOSAIC mirrors LIMS and New York City’s multicultural ambiance, and exemplifies core values of our institution, presenting an inclusive perspective, a valorization of different movement dialects, and a deep appreciation for cultural diversity.


MOSAIC promotes cultural awareness through dance performance, celebrates multiculturalism through dance productions and enhances movement knowledge through dance training. MOSAIC has been possible through the generous support of the Arnhold Foundation.


MOSAIC has been made possible through the generous support of the Arnhold Foundation. We are deeply grateful to John and Jody Arnhold for heir continuous engagement with the Art@LIMS.