International Symposium of LBMS
The Evolution and Development of the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System - the ongoing legacy of Rudolf Laban and Irmgard Bartenieff
April 1-3, 2022 Beijing Time
Inspirees Institute and its partners are pleased to announce the International Symposium of LBMS (ISLBMS 2022), which will take place online April 1-3, 2022. This symposium is dedicated to Rudolf Laban and Irmgard Bartenieff, who established what is now identified as the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System (LBMS). The symposium will include other pioneers and practitioners who have continued to contribute and develop the work of its founders.
Apr 1 - 3, 2022 (GMT+8)
As LBMS is spreading out worldwide and has reached many fields to support the work of educators, artists, therapists, researchers and practitioners, there is constant need for sharing information and knowledge, dialoguing, professional training, and community building. This has become even more evident in the challenging time of Covid which has impacted the education and practice of many students and colleagues in our field. As an embodiment-based discipline, the legitimacy and efficacy of online learning and practicing continues to be discussed in our community. There has been a paradigm shift in our work requiring conscious and critical reflection, open and constructive discussion, and innovation and collaboration, and full engagement of our students, educators and colleagues.
In 2016, Inspirees partnered with LIMS to run the CMA certification program based on LBMS in China. There are in total more than 60 students in three cohorts from China and abroad trained through the China program (one cohort has completed the full program, another is halfway through and the third is just beginning). There are now 6 Chinese CMAs graduates.
This symposium invites all our students including: Inspirees LBMS, dance therapy, creative movement, authentic movement programs, as well as other students and colleagues in China and abroad. We hope to create with this event an international dialogue and collaboration forum and platform.
The format of the symposium is currently planned to be online due to the uncertainty of Covid. Dance/movement sessions will be included as well as lecture presentations to stimulate and relax body and mind of participants.
There are 5 major themes of the symposium: Education & Pedagogy, Health & Therapy, Arts performance, New applications, History & Theory. The keynotes (3), presentations (16), workshops (7), roundtable (1) featuring leading experts in our field, as well as the younger talents and colleagues will address these 5 themes.
1.*The Agenda above is arranged with Beijing Time. Please be aware of different time of time zones. Use https://www.worldtimebuddy.com to convert the time, and download Agenda With Different Time of Time Zones at bottom of this page. Contact us if you are not clear about it.
2.There will be recordings of all sessions available for participants till the 30th of April.
Inspirees LBMS students only
Expires on March 15, 2022 12 PM