Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis

Semester long course taught at Lehman College.  Can also be offered as a workshop.

Somatics II introduces Laban Movement Analysis as a tool for understanding human movement. Students will gain insight into their own movement preferences as well as precise tools for observing and describing the movement of others. The class will be a mixture of moving, observing, writing, reading, and discussing.   Laban Movement Analysis is a system that supports, and is influenced by, a wide range of fields including dance, theater, sports, politics, and psychology. The class will emphasize movement as an integration of body and mind, drawing on these varied fields at the same time that it invites students into a deeper relationship with their own bodies.