The Mastery of Movement by Rudolf Laban - revised by Lisa Ullmann


Choreutics by Rudolf Laban


​​Rudolf Laban(Routledge Performance Practitioners) by Karen K. Bradley


Body Movement: Coping with the Environment by Irmgard Bartenieff


Making Connections: Total Body Integration Through Bartenieff Fundamentalsby Peggy Hackney


The Moving Researcher: Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis in Performing Arts Education and Creative Arts Therapies by Ciane Fernandes and Regina Miranda

Laban for Allby Jean Newlove and John Dalby


The Laban Workbook for Actors: A Practical Training Guide with Video (Theatre Arts Workbooks) by Katya Bloom and Barbara Adrian

Beyond Dance: Laban's Legacy of Movement Analysis by Eden Davies


Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis: Contemporary Applications by Colleen Culley and Colleen Wahl

Laban for Actors and Dancersby Jean Newlove

Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals

**For links to Laban/Bartenieff organizations/further study,  LMA/BF, CLICK HERE 

   NINA MADSEN DANCE   

Modern Dance in Tulsa



 MODERN DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER & TEACHER IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA
CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/DIRECTOR OF MODERN DANCE-PORTICO DANCE THEATRE

 CERTIFIED MOVEMENT ANALYST - LABAN/BARTENIEFF INSTITUTE OF MOVEMENT STUDIES/NYC

Further Study/Reading

​      Laban Movement Analysis (LMA), developed by Rudolf Laban (1879-1958) is a system and language of describing, interpreting and analyzing human movement.  Laban also developed a system of documenting and recording human movement, which he called Labanotation.  He was originally born in Austro-Hungary (what is now known today as Bratislava, Slovakia).  Laban was a choreographer, teacher, philosopher and movement theoretician.  He is widely recognized as the most important movement theorist of the century.  He is one of the founders of European modern dance and was a teacher to modern dance pioneers Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss and Sigurd Leeder.   LMA is divided up into Body, Effort (inner attitudes/dynamics), Space Harmony, Shape and Phrasing.   Laban’s work was further developed by Irmgard Bartenieff, Lisa Ullmann, Warren Lamb and many others.  It is a tool used by dancers, choreographers, actors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dance & somatic movement therapists, psychotherapists and health & wellness.

     
Irmgard Bartenieff (1890-1991) - she was born in German and was a physical therapist and pioneer in dance therapy.  She was Laban's protégé and studied extensively with him, developing his work further and applying it to the moving body.  She called this work the Bartenieff Fundamentals - a series of exercises that re-educate the body to achieve maximum movement efficiency and expressiveness. She was also one of the first to promote his work in the U.S., founding what would be called the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) in NYC.  LIMS is a graduate level year-long program where graduates receive a Certificate of Movement Analysis (CMA).