Inside|Outside with Esther Geiger

Helping us kick off the month of March is a special class with one of our own: as part of our Inside|Outside series is a class with Esther Geiger! Esther, a leading member of the Washington Area Certified Movement Analysts, will be facilitating a class rooted in the Bartenieff Fundamental practices. Essentially, these are practices that ANYONE can live in and apply to their everyday movement choices and patterns. The wonderful thing about this class, too, is that it can be a stand-alone experience or it can be the starting point for a longer journey into certification. For those unfamiliar with Esther, she brings a warmth and a generous spirit that I find so refreshing and supportive when diving into this work. Check out the information below to see when this wonderful opportunity is happening, to find out how to register, and to learn more about Esther!

Inside|Outside w/ Esther Geiger
March 8, 10a-12p

Bartenieff Fundamentals: What do we share? How are we special?

Everybody moves. Whether your movement medium is dance, music, sports, yoga, gardening, cooking or politics, the fundamentals are the same. Come explore the underlying principles that help you move efficiently, expressively and enjoyably – and as your unique self!

Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF), an area of Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies (LBMS), focuses on body connectivity that supports clarity and ease in any kind of movement endeavor.

Experience BF through your own movement choices, using improvisational structures. Entertaining and enlightening for all!

This workshop is open to adult movers of all levels of experience; understand how you already move and expand your range! For trained Movement Analysts, it will provide a review of current BF theory. Also appropriate for those needing to fulfill pre-requisites for the Certificate Program in Laban Movement Analysis.

Esther Geiger is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst (CMA) serving on the faculty of the MD-based Certification Program. Since first encountering the LBMS work in about 1980, she has applied her Laban training to dance, education, yoga, playground design, office dynamics and audio description.

About Matthew Cumbie

Matthew Cumbie (Associate Artistic Director) is a dance artist and collaborator who currently lives in Washington, DC.