This improvisation class is informed by the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System (LBMS), presented through a playful approach to the various concepts it offers for perceiving and embodying movement. Fundamental concepts are explored, interwoven and layered to build awareness of self, other and environment.
Developing skills of attunement and responsivity through process-oriented tasks, the class opens awareness of breath, weight and flow as foundational to exploring personal space, and how use of space communicates with and to others. Alexandra leads a class that is thoughtful and attentive to togetherness in difference. Those wishing to deepen their understanding of LBMS are welcome, as are those who are new to the concept of the ‘kinesphere’.
Alexandra Baybutt has worked as an artist, researcher and somatic movement educator internationally since 2004. Since 2010 she has been qualified in Laban Movement Analysis, and uses and facilitates this material in a range of contexts, including public workshops, as faculty for certification programmes, and in application to other fields involving functional and expressive movement.
Alexandra collaborates with musicians including Barefoot Opera and Maya Felixbrodt. Artistic and dramaturgical projects include collaborating with choreographer Tania Soubry/Vibrant Matter, and with Stephanie Felber/ABAX. Alexandra is currently based at University College London in the interdisciplinary Institute of Advanced Studies, undertaking a postdoctoral research fellowship.