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07 Jul

LBMS workshop series (3): The Harmonics of Polarities

LBMS (Laban Bartenieff Movement System) workshop series (3) 

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.

Instructor: Brenton Cheng (US)

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.

Format: Zoom online with English-Chinese translation.

Price: 200 USD

Register online here



Brenton Cheng is a teacher, performer, engineer (Stanford graduate), and director of movement-based performance, as well as a core faculty member of Integrated Movement Studies program (co-founded by Peggy Hackney) 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.



Some pictures from the performance and teaching of Brenton

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