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Warren Lamb

Warren Lamb



Warren Lamb with studentsWarren Lamb with the first cohort of GL-CMA students


Warren Lamb (1923 - 2014) was an integral part of the department's movement studies programs, lecturing in the Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis (GL-CMA) and helping to pilot the Movement Pattern Analysis Certificate (MPAC), based on Lamb's own framework. 

Lamb began his career as a consultant in 1947, working closely with Rudolf Laban and F.C. Lawrence in their groundbreaking motion studies in British industry. Impressed by Laban's system of movement notation and its possible use in behavioral analysis, Lamb created Movement Pattern Analysis, which he developed after establishing his own management consultancy firm in 1952. Since that time he counseled thousands of senior executives and top teams worldwide.

In the U.S., his training and research collaborations with Irmgard Bartenieff and Dr. Judith Kestenberg impacted the development of movement analysis and psychological profiling significantly.  He used the assessment method in collaboration with medical specialists as a diagnostic tool for therapeutic purposes, as in dance/movement therapy.

In addition to teaching at various venues, he chaired the Labanotation Institute at the University of Surrey, England.  Lamb was a reknowned lecturer and consultant, and the author of over 100 articles and three books: Posture and Gesture, Management Behaviour, and Body Code.

The department continues to raise money for a scholarship in Warren Lamb's name, which supports students attending the Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis. 

The Warren Lamb Scholarship Fund

To contribute, checks should be made out to Columbia College Chicago with Warren Lamb Scholarship in the memo line. Please send them to Columbia College Chicago, Creative Arts Therapies, 600 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605.