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HESM (Health and Exercise Studies Minor)
330
032248
Dual-Level Course
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Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals
Introduction to LMA/BF
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
Health and Exercise Studies (24HES)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Alternate Odd Years
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
2
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture and Lab3
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
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Beth Wright Fath
Teaching Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture and Lab1212Nonone
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
24DANMDance MinorElective
An introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF) through movement integration, observation, notation, analysis, and application. LMA is a method and language for describing, visualizing, interpreting, and documenting all varieties of human movement. It consists of the study of four major components: Body, Effort, Shape and Space, the relationships between them, and ways of notating them. BF consists of a set of concepts, principles and exercises developed by Irmgard Bartenieff in applying Laban's movement theory to the physical/kinesiological functioning of the human body. LMA/BF is used by dancers, actors, musicians, and dance therapists, among others.

This course provides an introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF) and their applications to movement description, observation, and execution. Originally developed by Rudolf Laban, LMA is a method and language for describing, visualizing, interpreting, and documenting all varieties of human movement. It consists of the study of four major components:  Body, Effort, Shape and Space, the relationships between them, and ways of notating them.  BF consists of a set of concepts, principles and exercises developed by Irmgard Bartenieff in applying Laban’s movement theory to the physical/kinesiological functioning of the human body.


Students in all artistic and movement disciplines will develop physical approaches to their training that address core support, postural concerns, injury prevention and rehabilitation. Through the cultivation of a vital, conscious relationship with one’s body, dancers, actors, musicians, and others will become aware of personal movement patterns that help and/or hinder expressive and functional potential.


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Is this a GEP Course?
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Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to….

1)    Physically demonstrate all Laban movement qualities singly and in combination.

2)    Observe and identify Laban movement qualities used by others.

3)    Speak specifically about movement using the Laban/Bartenieff terminology.

4)    Identify the structural, functional and expressive aspects of movement.

5)    Demonstrate the ability to observe and identify recurring movement patterns personal movement preferences and identify areas and methods for the facilitation of new movement possibilities for development.

6)    Be able to practically apply the principles of Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
presentation15 total (5 each)3 movement tests covering concepts covered in class.
Written Assignment15Observe and evaluate movement in 10 videos.
Discussion15Discuss video evaluations in class.
Other15Weekly journal entries illustrating growing integration of and questions about material covered in class.
Project40Each student will complete a final project, in which s/he demonstrates application of the material within a context of his/her own choosing, subject to the instructor’s approval. This could take the form of a teaching project, expressive project, personal project, etc.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction & Body1 weekOrientation; overview of LMA & BF, LMA grid BESS, reading discussion; Anatomical landmarks; Bartenieff Fundamentals
Body1 weekBody part phrasing; Patterns of total body connectivity; Fundamentals, reading discussion
Breath 1 weekTypes of breathing- Function - Process;
Movement and breath initiations; BF Body Organization;
Discussion of reading; Fundamentals
Breath and Shape1 weekDiscuss videos 1-2 & evaluations due; Overview of Shape, shape flow and shaping; Discussion of reading; directional movement; modes of shape change
Motif and Shape 1 weekGuest speaker Jackie Hand, CMA, Intro to Motif; Reading; Discuss videos 3-4 & evaluations due; Discuss body connectivity, finish shape discussions
Space1 weekPoints in space; dimensions & planes; Kinesphere; level; direction; pathways; discuss readings
Space 1 weekGeometric forms and scales; Movement test – Bartenieff Fundamentals; Geometric forms and scales
Effort1 weekDiscuss handouts; Effort exploration; Seeing effort, sensing effort; Discuss videos 5-6 & evaluations due
Effort 1 weekTime; mid-semester journals due; Weight
Effort 1 weekSpace; Flow, Discuss videos 7-8 & evaluations due
Effort, Effort and Integration1 weekFlow, States and Drives, Reading; application project proposals due
Effort and Integration1 weekStates and Drives, Movement test – Effort Factors, application project proposals discussion
Effort and Integration1 week Discuss videos 9-10 & evaluations due; Basic Actions and Effort Cube; Movement test – States and drives; draft presentation of application projects & feedback
Integration1 weekIndividual meetings for feedback on application project; BESS review; movement study integration
Application Project1 weekPresent projects in class

kkharris (Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:50:10 GMT): Notes from University College CCC on September 14, 2015: Approved with Friendly Suggestions: A member noted the syllabus should include the University’s attendance regulation. The committee also suggested changing the effective date to Spring 2016. Action has been sent to instructor for revisions.
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