In the Gallery at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
A Personal Journey through Dance
Irmgard Bartenieff was a German-born Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher, Labanotator, Dance Therapist, Physical Therapist, Dance Historian, Dance Ethnographer, and Activist. Bartenieff’s sojourn in the USA began in 1936 and continued to the founding of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) in 1978. Thus we celebrate this Renaissance woman by following her path through her professional life in an interactive exhibit ‘Irmgard Bartenieff: a Personal Journey through Dance’. The exhibit also honors TDPS Professor Karen Bradley and her work promoting Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis at the University of Maryland and LIMS. Come explore the exhibit, step into an icosahedron, play with a Kinect, and see the historic materials on display. Then keep watching as we roll out related events throughout the 2017-2018 academic year.