Brigitte Lachance invites the Montreal community to join a workshop that is both theoretical and experiential to discover the basics of Bartenieff movement analysis approach.
The Bartenieff Fundamentals are a set of principles developed by Irmgard Bartenieff, a physiotherapist who was a student of Rudolf Laban. These principles, based on kinesthetic and proprioceptive functioning, allow us to observe and analyze our bodies in movement. This introduction will allow you to dive into the underlying principles of movement and enjoy different ways of moving. This extraordinary facilitating experience will bring you beyond dancing techniques and towards a holistic integration of the dancing body.
This event is presented by the National Centre for Dance Therapy and supported by the RBC Foundation. It is dedicated to all the dance professionals, dance therapists, arts therapists, artists, educators and practitioners who want to integrate movement to their interventions.
We are only accepting a small number of participants. Please reserve your spot below and, if you cannot make it, let us know in advance, so we can free your space for someone on the waiting list.
With a Master of Science in Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation School of the Medicine Faculty (UdeM) and a Bachelor of Arts and Dance (UQAM), Brigitte Lachance has been working for 20 years as a physiotherapist with people with physical handicaps. Her studies at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and at the Laban-Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York inspired her to launch a dance therapy program for physical handicaps in 2006. In 2015, having completed her specialized training in dance therapy at the National Centre for Dance Therapy of the Grands Ballets Canadiens.
A renowned speaker in France and in many Canadian universities, she currently spends her time teaching the Laban-Bartenieff principles, conducting research and supporting dance therapy programs in the health system and within the Cri Board of Health and Social Services in the James Bay.