Category: "Onstage"

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Encouraging the Connection; Teaching Dance Technique in Higher Ed

I love teaching at the University level.  There is something about the age of the students that is hopeful.  These students enter their college careers with only a small inkling ...

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Laban Movement Analysis: What is it anyway?

When people ask me what Laban Movement Analysis is, I am always puzzled.  I have so many answers that I don’t know where to start. Simply, LMA is a system ...

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Zombie Connectivity: Want to be a Zombie?

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year--not only because there is an overwhelming plethora of candy at every corner, but because it is the one chance during ...

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LMA helps performers discover what they didn’t know they didn’t know… in their body

We are excited to have Lucy Angell from as our guest writer for today!   I teach movement for performers, primarily actors, and I use Laban Movement Analysis as my framework to ...

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Insight from inside: Letting the body lead the way.

As I sit here to think about what to write for my inaugural blog entry, my mind starts to wander.  There are many seed ideas, ones that I have had ...

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Rudolf Laban and his community of artists (via Wikimedia Commons)

The power of art

The power of art. “Art is vital and isn’t simply a decoration. When art works in a mass way it’s because many individuals are strengthened and fulfilled to recognize themselves and ...

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Chaim Topol as Tevye from the 1971 film

“Rich Man” analysis

For me, this whole clip has a contrasting “me and my dreams” vs. “facing reality” theme. The words of the song itself lend itself to a sort of wishful trance-like ...

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Movement observation: “Rich Man”

This is one of my favorite clips to use when teaching LMA. There is just something magical about this performance. I was always surprised to find out that several of ...

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