Laban Movement Analysis with Peggy Hackney and Brenton Cheng

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Zaccho Studio
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Laban Movement Analysis with Peggy Hackney and Brenton ChengThursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov. 2-49:30am -12:00pmmust attend all three dates
Cost: $225
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This workshop will introduce students to the LMA approach, developed by Rudolph Laban, that focuses on experiencing and perceiving changes in Body, Effort, Shape, and Space – basic elemental building blocks to all our movement. Students will learn to use a clear language for speaking about movement in movement terms (as opposed to psychological or sociological terms), and will be encouraged to personally claim their own context for meaning making, i.e. interpretation.Understanding between humans cannot happen until we are able to claim our own values and ways of moving into action, and appreciate how these are similar to, or different from those of others. These values are being constantly expressed in our movement, such that each of us has a unique LMA Movement Signature. Each of us can be valued for our own uniqueness in order for us to contribute to the world effectively. LMA helps us to look at where our own style of movement fits into the broader range of human movement; how we can accept where we (and others) are; and how we can broaden our range. (This course meets the Laban/Bartenieff Certification Program pre-requisite.)
Cost: $225Please note there is a $10 service fee (totals to $235) for registering through MindBody Online here.
To avoid the fees and save, please send a check written out to Zaccho Dance Theatre and mail to:
1777 Yosemite Place #330San Francisco, CA94124
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PEGGY HACKNEY holds a B.A. in Psychology from Duke University, an M.F.A. in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College, and is a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst, a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (ISMETA), and has a Certificate in Creative Systems Theory and Integral Leadership from The Institute for Creative Development in Seattle, WA. Peggy has completed over 50 years in the Laban work. She has been in the field of Somatics for longer than the field has existed in that name! She began her Laban work in 1963 and worked for nearly 15 years with Irmgard Bartenieff. Currently she teaches for Integrated Movement Studies’ Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis Certificate Programs; and sees private clients. Peggy has toured the USA performing with the Bill Evans Dance Co, and has taught widely internationally in Rome, Milan, Bologna, Berlin, Sydney, Rotterdam, Hong Kong and New York City. Peggy recently completed her many years of teaching at UC Berkeley. She is author of the book, “Making Connections: Total Body Integration through Bartenieff Fundamentals.”
BRENTON CHENG is a teacher, performer, and director of movement-based performance, as well as a faculty member of Integrated Movement Studies, the West Coast Laban/Bartenieff certification program, and the University of San Francisco. In addition to directing his own work, he has performed with internationally-acclaimed Contraband, Zaccho Dance Theater, Angus Balbernie, Kim Epifano, Jo Kreiter & Flyaway Productions, and many others, at such places as Jacob’s Pillow, Bates Dance Festival, and the Festival d’Avignon, France. He teaches Laban Movement Analysis, contact improvisation, and somatically-based performance skills to professional and non-professional movers in classes and workshops around the world. He also created the world’s first Laban mobile app “Moving Space” — a compendium of the Laban Space Harmony scales. Brenton graduated from the Moving On Center program in 2002.


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