In this open level masterclass, we will sense inward and move outward through guided somatic experiences, developmental patterns and movement improvisation. Supported by Bartenieff Fundamentals principles of Body Half patterning, we will tune into the preferences and qualities that come alive when moving from each side of the body. What do we sense and learn when we organize movement in this way, and how do we find expression and greater movement support as we first separate and then integrate our various sides? Come play, tune in, clarify, and re-inhabit the many sides of yourself.
Madeleine Reber is a choreographer, dance educator, and Certified Laban Movement Analyst, as well as Artistic Director of Salty Lark Dance. Originally from Yellow Springs, Ohio, Reber began performing and choreographing professionally in Western Massachusetts after earning a BA in Dance from Bennington College. She holds an MFA in Choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she then served as dance faculty before relocating to Chicago. Reber’s knowledge of Laban/Bartenieff work, along with extensive experience in somatic modalities and contact improvisation allow her to convey a deeply embodied and clear conceptual understanding of the moving body. Reber has served on the dance faculties of East Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Illinois State University and has been adjunct faculty at Columbia College and DePaul University. She regularly teaches workshops in modern release technique, contact improvisation, and somatics in the Chicago area and around the Midwest. She is currently adjunct faculty at the Embodied Education Institute Chicago.