1st Edition

Making Connections Total Body Integration Through Bartenieff Fundamentals

By Peggy Hackney Copyright 2001

    This book explores how we go about creating the connections within us that allow us to become fully embodied human beings in the world. It provides some very personal memories of Irmgard Bartenieff and the development of her approach to Fundamentals.

    Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Personal Memories of Irmgard Bartenieff 2 What Is Fundamental? 3 Why Return to Fundamental Patterns? -- 4 What Is Bartenieff Fundamentals? What Is Its Goal /Core? -- 5 What Are Principles of Bartenieff Fundamentals? -- 6 Breath 7 Core-Distal Connectivity 8 Head-Tail Connectivity -- 9 Upper-Lower Connectivity -- 10 Body-Half Connectivity 11 Cross-Lateral Connectivity -- 12 Integration -- Appendix A A Brief Overview of the Framework of Laban -- Movement Analysis -- Appendix B Concepts Used in Fundamentals References -- Index.


    PEGGY HACKNEY is internationally recognized for her work in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (LMA), and currently directs and teaches m the Integrated Movement Studies Bay Area Weekend Laban/Bartenieff Certificate Program, and teaches at the University of Utah. She is also Assistant Director of the Moving On Center Certificate Program in Somatics and Participatory Arts m Oakland, CA. She holds a BA m psychology from Duke University and an MFA m dance from Sarah Lawrence College. Ms. Hackney performed with the Bill Evans Dance Company has taught throughout the United States and Europe, and previously was on the faculty of the University of Washington. She has also worked m physical therapy clinics helping people facilitate their own healing through individualized movement programs.