July 11, 2008


Please let your students know about two special courses that I will be teaching this fall: Introduction to Dance Movement and Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis

Please help me spread the word about these courses. If you have any questions or know anyone who might be interested in it, please feel free to contact me at 612-925-5277 or loebx001@umn.edu. If you have questions about registering please contact the U of M Dance Department at 612-624-5060.
Thank you.

Introduction to Dance Movement (Dance 3334/5334)
This course is offered through the Dance Department. Dance/Movement Therapy is a creative and expressive arts psychotherapy. It is of interest for any students interested in the uses of body, movement, psychology or creative expression and psychotherapy and healing. Please help spread the word to any interested students you know. This course also fulfills a requirement for the graduate level Dance Movement Therapy certification. It can be taken at either the graduate or undergraduate level.

Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy
Dance 3334/5334 -U of M Dance Department/Fall 2008 Wednesdays 2:05-3:35 - 2 Credits

Course Description: This course is a basic introduction to the field of Dance/Movement Therapy. It will include 1) historic and theoretical perspectives on the use of movement and dance in relationship to psychology and healing; 2) an introduction to some of the major Dance/Movement Therapy pioneers and techniques; and 3) a brief introduction to ways that Dance/Movement Therapy is used with various populations and in a variety of settings. The class is both experiential and didactic.

Objectives: The student will be able to: . Describe the field of Dance/Movement Therapy in relationship to related disciplines such as Dance and Psychology. . Identify and discuss the basic premises, theory and approaches of Dance/Movement Therapy. . Be familiar with selected Dance/Movement Therapy pioneers and their contribution to the field of Dance/Movement Therapy. . Understand the uses of Dance/Movement Therapy within a variety of settings and populations. . Be familiar with training process and requirements for Dance Movement Therapy certification. Apply selected Dance/Movement Therapy techniques and approaches to their own experience.

The class will be both experiential and academic and does not require any previous movement experience. The course is appropriate for those interested in Psychology, Education, Music Therapy, Social Work and Movement Studies. For more information contact the Dance Department- 612-624-5060 or the instructor at 612-925-5277. Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (Dance 3333/5333) This course can also be taken as an upper level course. Please contact me for more details. I would also be happy to answer any questions you or your students might have, or to meet with you (at your convenience) to tell you more about this class. (3500 Directed Study for ICP students.)

Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis
DNCE 3333/5333 2 credits
Wed. afternoons- 12:20-1:50 pm

Audience: Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) is a comprehensive language for analyzing movement, and is an important tool for any field that is involved with the study and understanding of movement and non-verbal behavior, including psychology/therapy, education, non-verbal communication, kinesiology and performance. It is relevant to students interested in Dance, Theater, Performance Arts, Psychology, Anthropology and Sociology.

The study of LMA paradigm develops an ability to observe and work with all forms of movement. It can be used to observe and work with the psychological, social and cultural aspects of movement patterns, and leads to a more articulate understanding of the communicative and expressive aspects of movement.

This course will introduce participants to all aspects of the LMA system, through movement exercises, live and video observation, verbal movement analyses, and, most importantly, the actual moving experience of the theory.

INSTRUCTOR BIO Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MFA CMA ADTR received an MFA in Dance from Temple University (Philadelphia), is an advanced level Dance Movement Therapist/ psychotherapist and has worked in area hospitals as well as in private practice. She is also a Certified Laban Movement Analyst; and a Body Therapist trained in a range of alternative modalities. She has taught courses in Dance, Women's Studies and Theater departments and has also been an Artist-in-Residence and has taught at other colleges and universities including St. Olaf College, Lewis and Clark College, Reed College, Portland State, Temple University, and the Lithuanian Arts University in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Posted by lind0449 at July 11, 2008 10:31 AM