Sarah Donohue and I have a podcast Walking with Your Body in Mind in which we discuss the moving body for you while you take a walk. Here it is!
Writing about movement allows me to process and get to know movement in a way I would not otherwise. Once I write about movement, I no longer have to remember or hold onto what my query was. In a sense, writing allows me to move on. I write about movement regularly and below share a few resources to find some of that writing.
Click here to read the monthly newsletter articles I write with Janice Meaden for Integrated Movement Studies. When Janice and I write these articles we take care to write in a way that brings you into the sensations of your body. We seek to share the wealth of meaning and value possible through studying Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies (L/BMS) by experiencing and coming to know it in your felt moving self.
Click here to check out the book I wrote: Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies: Contemporary Applications. My goal in writing this book was to evoke the reader’s sensate moving body as they learned about Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis and to feature the remarkable and diverse ways colleagues in the field use L/BMS to shed new light on their fields of application. The people who work with L/BMS are a remarkable assortment who each come to study the material through their individual interests and their desire to find a more nuanced and specific way to work with movement.
I became interested in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies because it allowed my seemingly disparate worlds of dance and athletics to live together and support each other. It also taught me to reign in those big, unwieldy ideas about movement into specific, detailed understandings that I could name, discuss, and make meaning from.
Click here for Inhabiting the Meta Visual: Contemporary Performance Themes which has a chapter I wrote “Live from New York: Movement Performance and the Representation of American Heteronormativity”, in which I examine the Saturday Night Live cold open featuring T.J. Davenport as the embodiment of American heteronormative masculinity.
This research interest developed into a lecture called “Dude Moves” where I look at the movement styles of icons of heteronormative masculinity in different movie eras including John Wayne and Jeff Bridges.
A very long time ago, when writing was a new idea to me I wrote a series of articles that were published in Epoch Times on ideas related to fitness and the sensate self based on Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies. You can see those here.
- What is Grounding Anyway?
- LMA and Fitness
- Reaching and Pulling