[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] announcing new somatic/exercise class in Bartenieff Fundamentals

Loren Groenendaal lorengroenendaal at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 19:09:09 EDT 2017


Hello Philadelphia Dance Community,

I hope you will consider joining me in this Bartenieff and Core Laboratory.
Please invite your non-dancer friends too. Irmgard Bartenieff developed
this work to assist both the most facile professional dancers and the most
limited Polio patients. I find Bartenieff's work (BF) is great for these
extremes in the human moving population and everyone in between. If you
study Modern, Contemporary, or Release technique and want more clarity on
floor work in class, much of that is based in BF and this class could give
you more clarity in your warm-ups, full dancing, and just general getting
from place to place as pedestrian.

Best,
Loren

*Class Basics:*

WHAT: *Bartenieff and Core Laboratory*
WHO: Teacher Loren Groenendaal, CMA, MFA, Students: YOU
WHERE: University City Arts League <http://www.ucartsleague.org/>, 4226
Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104, 3rd floor rear
WHEN: Thursdays 7:45-8:45am, November 2- December 21, 2017* (7 week class)
REGISTRATION FOR SESSION OR DROP-IN:
https://bfandcore-west-th-fall2-2017.eventbrite.com
LINK TO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS (dancers or not):
https://www.facebook.com/events/1425116984202237/
MORE INFORMATION: https://www.lorenteachesmovement.com/
QUESTIONS: Email LorenTeachesMovement at gmail.com

* No class on 11/23/17 due to Thanksgiving


*Class Description:*
This class will work towards more efficient, graceful, strong, and
coordinated movement through the study and practice of Bartenieff Basic 6
Exercises supported by Bartenieff Fundamental Principles and embodied
anatomy. The classes will include physical exercises, but will go beyond
technique to build greater mental understanding and physical comfort of the
biomechanics of the human body moving in space. Bartenieff Fundamentals are
a somatic practice designed by Irmgard Bartenieff, based in Rudolf Laban’s
theories of movement. Instructor Loren Groenendaal is a Certified Movement
Analyst in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies.

Each class period will focus on 1 of the Bartenieff Basic 6 exercises with
the 7th and final week be a review and inquiry into all of them. Each Basic
6 exercise explores a fundamental of human movement. Working through these
exercises is not only strengthening, but through somatic awareness, more
efficient and graceful coordinations are built. Each week we will
investigate the Basic 6 Exercises in the classic Bartenieff manner and work
with variations for deeper application to the rest of our movement lives
whether that is dance, sport, martial art, or pedestrian moving, like
walking, cooking, and desk sitting, etc. This class is great for
professional and amateur dancers, athletes, movers, and people just trying
to cope with daily movement.

The class will be offered simultaneously as a session and a as a drop in
class. For the most benefit, sign up and commit to the whole session! If
that’s not possible, drop in as you please. Below are the *dates underlined*,
*which Basic 6 Exercise* we will focus on in* bold*, followed by supporting
Bartenieff Principles, regions of strengthening, and other ideas that will
be worked on that day, which does not limit those Principles to that day.

*Course Outline:*
1. *November 2nd*- *Thigh Lift *(Psoas awareness and use, Hip Socket
mobility, Pelvic mobility/stability in relation to Leg mobility/stability,
Core strength, Breath Support)

2. *November 9th-* *Sagittal Pelvic Shift *(Hamstring strengthening, Pelvic
floor awareness, Spatial Intent, Weight Shift, Dynamic Alignment, Phrasing,
Yield-Push-Reach-Pull Developmental Pattern)

3. *November 16th*-* Lateral Pelvic Shift *(internal and external Rotation,
Pelvic floor awareness and strengthening, Weight Shift, Spatial Intent and
precision, abduction and adduction)

*(No class on 11/23/17 due to Thanksgiving)*

4. *November 30th*- *Body Half *(Core strengthening with Side Bending, Axis
of Length, bilateral symmetry awareness, Shape Intent, Spatial Intent,
Initiation and Sequencing)

5. *December 7th-* *Knee Drop *(Spinal and Femural Rotation, Pelvic floor
strengtheing, Rotary Support, Effort Intent, abduction and adduction)

6. *December 14th*- *Arm Circle *(Spinal Rotation, Rotation of Proximal
joints of Hip and Shoulder, Rotary Support, Developmental Pattern Support,
Upper body and shoulder mobility and ease, Back (latissimus dorisi)
strengthening)

7. *December 21st*- *All Bartenieff Basic 6 Exercises* review and questions

*Instructor Bio:*
*Loren Groenendaal *is a professional dancer, choreographer, and educator
based in Philadelphia, working with her own company, Vervet Dance
<http://www.vervetdance.org/>. She is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) in
Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF), which she
earned from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) in
2010. Loren also holds an MFA in Choreography from the University of North
Carolina at Greensboro, and a BA in Dance and Visual Arts from Oberlin
College. She has been adjunct or guest faculty at  Arcadia University,
DeSales University, Juniata College, Towson University, University of the
Arts, and University of Pennsylvania. Whether she is teaching students,
young or old, professional or recreational, she delights in offering her
students more options in their movement, wonder about their movement, and a
playful rigor to push exploration further. When teaching technique and
Bartenieff Fundamentals or coaching someone through the lens of Laban
Movement Analysis, her goal is to help individuals find more ease,
expression, and understanding through movement. She has studied LMA/BF with
other notable CMAs of Lynn Adelmann, Simona Aranow, Karen Bradley, Cheryl
Clark, Laura Cox, John Chanik, Esther Geiger, Jackie Hand, Cat Maguire,
Sharon Mansur, Karen Studd and anatomy, somatics and mindful dancing with
Ann Cooper Albright, Nicole Bindler, Irene Dowd, Simone Forti, Jill Green,
Anna Halprin, Curt Haworth, Kathleen Hermesdorff, Katherine Kiefer Stark,
Shannon Murphy, Jill Sigman, Anastasi Siotas, Sarah Shelton Mann, BJ
Sullivan, and Nancy Stark Smith. In addition to earning her CMA from LIMS,
she has continued to deepen her work with LMA and BF by joining LIMS as an
assistant faculty and incorporating the work in to her art making and
teaching.

*Loren Groenendaal*
MFA in Choreography
BA in Dance and Visual Arts
Certified Movement Analyst
Freelance Teaching Artist as Loren Teaches Movement
<https://www.lorenteachesmovement.com/>
Founding Artistic Director of Vervet Dance <http://www.vervetdance.org/>
Founding Member, Curator of Impermanent Society of Philadelphia
<http://www.impermanentsociety.com/>
Founding Member, Board Member, Artist in Residence of Mascher Space
Cooperative <http://mascherdance.com/>

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