Columbia College Chicago

Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis

Gain a powerful new vocabulary and perspective as you become fluent in Rudolf Laban’s taxonomy of human movement. This comprehensive conceptual framework for understanding movement can expand your approach to mind and body therapies. Laban can open up new options for employment in applied fields in the arts, such as movement directing and coaching or in somatic practice, such as yoga, tai chi, Pilates and the Feldenkrais Method. Laban is also incredibly meaningful for artists in many forms, especially dance and theatre. A strong background in Laban movement analysis can enhance your choreography and your ability to work with other dancers. It can also improve characterization, providing new avenues for understanding your role on the stage or screen, and how it will be interpreted by audiences.

In this program, you’ll take courses monthly or bi-monthly in Chicago over the course of one year. The program is accessible for working professionals, who often make up a large portion of the class. You’ll grow with an interdisciplinary cohort of students and teachers who hail from fields such as theatre, dance, creative arts therapies, somatic practices and rehabilitative medicine.

Are you interested in Laban studies, but not sure if a certificate program is right for you? Join us at our annual Learn Laban workshop series.

Application Information

2017-18 Schedule

The 2017-2018 program will run from September 2017 to August 2018 with one week-long intensive in March and a two-day intensive in August.

Fall 2017
September 8-10
September 29-October 1
October 20-22
November 10-12
December 1-3

Spring 2018
January 26-28
February 16-18
March 2-4
March 19-23 week long intensive
April 20-22

Summer 2018
May 25-27
June 8-10
June 22–24
July 6-8
July 20-22
August 10-11 two-day intensive

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