Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals:
with a Somatic Approach
A Weekend Intensive Format/ over two weekends:
Sat & Sun: 1:00-5:30 pm (with a break)
Oct 22nd & 23rd
Oct 29th & 30th
participants must attend all four days.
Registration Fee: $400.00
Can pay in two instalments if needed.
Payment by E-transfer, cash, or cheque
Workshop held at Green Room Yoga,
East Vancouver/ 2645 East Hastings
photo by Tonya Ng of Avis Yang (student) exploring the Bartenieff X-Roll
Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals: with a Somatic Approach
This workshop is open to Dancers, Actors, Somatic Practioners, Pilates and Yoga Instructors and anyone else working in the field of movement, interested in a somatic based body-work.
“I can tell that this was a fantastic introduction because I want to know more and do more.”
- workshop student
The Bartenieff Fundamentals are an extension of the Laban Movement Analysis System and are based on the work of Irmgard Bartenieff (1900-1981), dancer and physiotherapist who studied with Rudolf Laban at the beginning of the 20th century. BF focuses on movement re-patterning and developmental movement, through practicing the fundamentals one can“build” kinetic chains of
neuro-muscular patterning to support integrated movement and full-body connectivity.
In this workshop participants explore through a somatic approach focusing on; sensorial awareness, breath support, core support, initiation and sequencing, spatial intent, dynamic alignment, shifting of weight, and the relationship between function/ expression.
Students are also introduced to the “Basic Eight” exercises and the Six Developmental Movement Patterns of Body Organization.
This course fulfills theBF pre-requisite for Donna’s Somatic Dance Teacher Training Mentorship Program.
It also fulfills the pre-requiste for the Laban/ Bartenieff Training.