The Fundamentals developed by Irmgard Bartenieff offer a structured way to enliven the connections in the body. A range of different topics, movement principles and movement patterns are experienced and explored both through fixed exercises and sequences on the ground and through improvisations into space. The Fundamentals use whole-body organizational patterns and connections based on early childhood motor development, as well as basic aspects such as stability, mobility and spatial orientation. The clear, effective and at the same time holistic movements have an integrating and centering effect. The increased body connections and movement execution will have an impact on our daily life as well as dance.
This workshop is a requirement for the Eurolab Certificate Programs in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies: www.laban-bartenieff-berlin.de
Antja Kennedy, dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, Certified Movement Analyst (CMA), Movement Pattern Analysis Practitioner, Global Water Dances Steering Committee Member, Director of of the EUROLAB Laban/Bartenieff Certificate Programs.