All Press Releases for 06/18/2012


Technology Advances: Laban Movement Analysis Joins Scientific Research Project on Human Movement and Motion Capture, Robotics Technology



The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, headquartered in New York, trains analysts of human movement around the world.

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NEW YORK, NY / PR FREE / Jun 18 2012 --
The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) announces its participation in a cutting-edge research partnership in the rapidly growing field of arts and technology design including motion capture, human-machine interaction, robotics, and animation. The four-year project, called "Moving Stories: Digital Tools for Movement, Meaning and Interaction," is being funded through a grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

The team is led by Thecla Schiphorst, Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. Other participants include:

- The University of Illinois' eDream Center (Emerging Digital Research and Education in Arts Media Research)
- The Emily Carr University of Art and Design
- The University of British Columbia Department of Theatre
- Credo Inc., specializing in developing digital tools for human movement and dance

"We are very excited to be a member of this cross-disciplinary partnership," said Karen Bradley, LIMS executive director and a principal researcher for the project. "Studying the role of human movement in all aspects of society is the heart of our work at LIMS. The understanding of the complexities of somatic movement will significantly enrich this effort to create new methods and new technologies for communication and creative interaction."

About The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (http://www.limsonline.org)
The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, headquartered in New York, trains analysts of human movement around the world. Graduates of this advanced degree program are called Certified Movement Analysts (CMAs). The program includes rigorous study and training in movement practice, movement observation, recording movement (notation), and analysis of content and context.

Bradley and Karen Studd are the lead investigators from LIMS. Bradley also directs the graduate program in dance at the University of Maryland's School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. Studd is a faculty member at LIMS and at George Mason University. Both are Certified Movement Analysts and teachers of Laban Movement Studies internationally.


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