Brenton Cheng is a teacher, performer, and director of movement-based performance, as well as a core faculty member of Integrated Movement Studies and adjunct faculty at 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, Megan Lowe Dances, and many others, at such places as Jacob's Pillow, Bates Dance Festival, and the Festival d'Avignon, France. He teaches Laban/Bartenieff 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 lives in Oakland, California.
The Harmonics of Polarities
Date: 8:00-11:30am Beijing Time on July 16 and 17, 8:00-11:30pm New York time on July 15 and 16.
Format: Zoom online with English-Chinese translation, recordings available for two weeks.
Within LBMS there exist many important concepts expressed as polarities, such as Exertion-Recuperation, Function-Expression, and Stability-Mobility. Frequently polarities are seen as mutually exclusive opposites.
However, Laban appreciated the rhythmic flow between polarities as one aspect of what he considered "harmony". This workshop will explore a number key polarities within LBMS as well as how to approach working with them.