Becky Dyer, Michele Minnick & Martha Eddy
Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) uses a comprehensive vocabulary and analytical framework with which to identify patterns and changes of movement. Learn to analyze the body in motion to become a more dynamic mover and communicator through understanding your movement preferences and how you relate to your environment. Investigate the many ways the body can shape itself and project into space. Discover the qualities of your own movement and how to balance them through the work of Rudolf Laban. All of our introductory workshops support somatic dance pedagogy and are useful in all areas of life.
For regular registration ($350 fee) LMA Workshop. For the Advanced class only: $85Register Here
Advanced Class with Martha Eddy
Fri Dec 15: 12:30 – 3PM EST – The Heart of Shaping – Deepening Relationships with Movement Awareness
Description: This class reviews LMA from the perspective of how we relate through our movement, including the meaning we make from gestural and postural movement. Focus will be on different ways of forming our bodies in relationship to each other and our world – animate and inanimate.Register Here
Michele Minnick (Ph.D., C.M.A.), is an artist, educator, researcher, and somatic movement therapist, dedicated to wellness in all its complex forms and rich meanings. She has worked for 25 years as a theatre and performance artist and educator, specializing in The Performance Workshop and Rasaboxes originated by Richard Schechner. She has co-authored and edited a book on this work, Inside the Performance Workshop: A Sourcebook for Rasaboxes and Other Exercises, to be released by Routledge in May 2023. She has integrated LMA, BF, and BMC into her teaching of movement for actors, performance art, the training of numerous ensembles for productions, in her work as a teaching artist with Arts for Learning Maryland, and in classes and certification programs in LBMA in the U.S. and Brazil.
Becky Dyer is an associate professor of dance and somatics in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre at ASU. She is a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst, ISMETA Somatic Movement Education Therapist and Educator, and Certified K-12 Dance Pedagogy Specialist. She received her doctorate in dance pedagogy and somatics from Texas Women’s University. She joined ASU in 2004.
Martha Eddy, DEP, CMA, RSMT, EdD, and Licensed TBMC, is an international advocate of Somatic Movement Education & Therapy and speaker on Health, Wellness, and the BodyMind connection. She is the Founder and Director of the Dynamic Embodiment Somatic Movement Therapy Training program, Co-Founder and Director of Programming and Research at Moving for Life, and Co-Founder and Director of Somatic Studies at Moving on Center. The author of Mindful Movement: The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action, Dr. Eddy’s new book came out this year titled Dynamic Embodiment of the Sun Salutation.