Welcome to the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, LIMS® where movement experience and understanding challenges conventional thinking!

You’ve found the doorway to self-knowledge, improved performance, creative action, and continuous transformation.  LIMS® has more than 30 years experience in education, arts & culture, research, and innovative executive services. Come and study with us, partner with us, be coached by us, or just enjoy exploring the world of movement studies.  Begin your journey by reading some of the stories about how we impact society. 

LIMS® is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).          

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The Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies in NYC (LIMS) and

The Israeli Integrative Center for Group Counseling at Wingate College in Netanya


Three short introductory courses in Laban Movement Studies

Taught by Rachelle Palnick Tsachor, CMA, senior faculty at LIMS


Developmental Movement with Bartenieff Fundamentals, April 16-18, 2014

Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis, May 4, 11 and 25, 2014

Experiential Anatomy and Kinesiology, May 30-June 2, 2014


Wingate College in Netanya, Israel


For information, contact  

Michaela Maoz,  050-7516279   micki_m@zahav.net.il  (outside of Israel:(972) 50-751-6279

Tomer Bashan, 054-6601656  tomerbashan29@gmail.com (outside of Israel:(972) 054-660-1656

Rachelle Tsachor, Rachelle-Tsachor@uiowa.edu (USA: 319 621 1803)

To register, contact:   info@icgroups.co.il Website: www.icgroups.co.il

LIMS and the Laban Community Mourns the passing of Warren Lamb

Warren Lamb (1923-2014)

Born in England in 1923, Warren became a student of Rudolf Laban in 1946, after returning from duty during WWII.  He worked with Laban as he developed the “Laban-Lawrence Personal Effort Assessment.”  While studying at the Art of Movement Studio in Manchester, Warrren also performed as a professional dancer.  After Laban’s death in 1958, Lamb worked on the Effort / Shape concept and taught it to a number of students, including Irmgard Bartenieff and Judith Kestenberg.  He developed Aciton Profiling, later renamed Movement Pattern Analysis.  His most well know book remains Posture and Gesture (1965).  A recent book, Beyond Dance: Laban’s Legacy of Movement Analsysis by Eden Davies (London, Brechin Books, 2001) describes his life work; while in A Framework for Understanding Movement: My Seven Creative Concepts (London, Brechin Books, 2012) he summarizes some of his incredible work.

Karen Bradley, LIMS' executive director reminisces:

“(H)e was one of the most robust people I've ever met; somehow I believed he would just go on as he was: feisty, committed, brilliant, with an occasional twinkle in his eye. I remember one of his presentations on gender differences, where he described his research as consisting primarily of observing and analyzing in airports all over the world. I could picture him then, sitting and watching everything and everyone around him, taking it all in.

I also remember him teaching us a class in Laban-based movement, back when LIMS was on 27th St. He must have been in his 70s then, and he had more baseline flow and access to space than any of us then-young ones.

I will remember him as someone who both supported and challenged all of us to be clearer, accurate, comprehensive, and to apply our work in the world in ways that make a difference for people.”


LIMS® Creative Dance Class

Through the joy of dance, kids in this class will build confidence, positive body image, coordination and strength. They will explore improvisational games and dance forms to learn basic dance steps, actions, and forms of locomotion from the Laban Movement Analysis elements: Body, Effort, Shape and Space.

Corinne is an extraordinarily creative, energetic and sensitive dancer as well as a terrific role model. She has extensive experience in leading participatory performances, Laban Movement Analysis and somatic movement therapy, yoga therapy, and teaching dance to kids.

The class will meet from January 30 through April 3.  It will take place on Thursdays, 3:00-3:45 p.m. at LIMS/ South Oxford Space: 138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn.
The price is $250 for 10 weeks.

Contact Corinne, at Corinne@limsonline.org for more details or to register.


NEW BOOK out for Laban/Bartenieff Enthusiasts

Congratulations to LIMS® Faculty Members: 
Karen Studd and Laura Cox

This is a book about human movement.  EveryBody Is A Body is a book intended for everyone, whether you are an athlete, a person who tries to avoid moving, or someone who generally gives their movement little thought.  Movement is a fundamental fact of our existence, so much so that we lose awareness of its pervasive nature. 

This book is written for the general public, but grounded in Laban Movement Analysis (LMA). It is useful for anyone who is looking for a good resource for Intro to LMA classes, or any kind of course work that involves movement training in any application. 

The website is www.everybodyisabody.com

Available now at Amazon.com or at LIMS®



The Laban/Bartenieff Institute has moved to Brooklyn!

 Find us at 138 South Oxford Street between Atlantic Avenue & Fulton Street in Brooklyn, NY 11217; Telephone: 212-643-8888; Fax 347-422-0948