Embodiment tool for educators, artists, and therapists: Influences from Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals
Saturday 23rd-24th May
In this workshop we will explore the six basic connectivities and the four pillars of movement in regard to how they relate to states of being, (examples: children who lack concentration, adults with depression, general body preferences, and body prejudice). Lecture, discussion, and experiential learning will be offered to enhance our ability to develop our own potential for embodiment. We will also visit States to enhance our clinical, teaching, professional, and performance work through observation, assessment, and repatterning. The workshop is based on Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and Bareinieff Fundamentals, the foundational theories of movement analysis.
By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have increased ability to observe and assess movement, (both of their own and others) and utilise interventions developed during the workshop, to increase well-being.
Biographical Note: Meghan Slade is a Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist in the UK (ADMP), and qualified as a Board Certified Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Counselor in the United States (ADTA). Meghan recently relocated to England from Chicago, Illinois where she worked as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist in a psychiatric hospital with adolescents and adults with mental health problems and residents of a retirement facility with Alzheimer’s and dementia. She has experience in supervising arts psychotherapy trainees as well as teaching in hospitals, business, and community settings. Her therapeutic philosophy synthesises a humanistic approach with the concrete, measurable observation methods of Laban Movement Analysis. She is also a strong advocate for encouraging cultural diversity within the Dance Movement Psychotherapy community.