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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 almost 40 years of 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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LABAN 2018 International Conference


LIMS' 40th Anniversary

Conference Theme





Since 1978, when Irmgard Bartenieff founded LIMS, the Institute has carried the mission to preserve, teach, advance and highlight the relevance of Laban-based movement studies. Through educational programs, community out-reach, research, and artistic events, LIMS has fostered a deep understanding of movement principles to human beings in all walks of life. Moreover, LIMS has certified 2000 Movement Analysts (CMAs) worldwide, resulting in a strong network that makes people aware that being alive is being in movement.

The CMA community is deeply creative and forward thinking. They have shaped amazing new Laban/Bartenieff-inspired institutions, created several dance and theater companies, and developed numerous educational, technological, artistic programs, and research projects. From theater directors to actors and choreographers, teachers to researchers, therapists to behavior and brain scientists, community leaders to negotiators and politicians, CMAs make a difference wherever they are.

To celebrate LIMS 40th Anniversary, our conference will highlight the work of "Irmgard Bartenieff & LIMS' Impact in All Walks of Life. We welcome all Laban Movement Studies' lines of thought, hoping the occasion will offer the chance to dialogue, debate, present, perform and address the relevance of movement understanding in the 21st century.    

For More Information

Information on Performance proposals and on how to REGISTER for the conference will soon be posted

Special Thanks

The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, LIMS gratefully acknowledges 


for their generous support of this celebration


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Brooklyn artistic neighborhood!

 138 South Oxford Street between Atlantic Avenue & Fulton Street in Brooklyn, NY 11217;

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