Bartenieff Fundamentals of Movement℠

I have been teaching Bartenieff Fundamentals for 35 years and made it the topic of my doctoral dissertation.

Through that experience I have come to understand the richness of Bartenieff’s legacy and have expanded it to encompass the latest research on body movement and its fascia. Fundamentals inspired the fitness program, 3-D Workout, sold worldwide on DVD.

This course (14 hours) teaches you the basics of Fundamentals and helps you move better on two feet, improves your posture and leads you to explore new possibilities for a more active lifestyle. There are no prerequisites but you must actively participate.

A course manual is included.

You will learn to:

• increase your body awareness and coordination
• improve your basic movement skills
• enjoy the benefits of a new way to warm-up and prepare yourself for activities.

Irmgard Bartenieff

(1900 – 1981)

A student of Rudolf Laban, was a brilliant physical therapist, dance therapist and teacher. She founded the Laban / Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) in New York City where she trained hundreds of students to see and experience movement from a unique point of view. These fundamentals are her creation. This course may be used as a prerequisite to the various certificate programs offered by LIMS.

Other courses in Fundamentals are available for interested groups: Bartenieff Fundamentals Level II, Fundamentals in Rehabilitation and Teacher Training in Fundamentals.