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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Spring Somatic Series at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies LIMS®



Join us at LIMS with in-depth classes based on the work of early somatic pioneer, Irmgard Bartenieff (1900-1981). Her Fundamentals of Movement was developed from her revolutionary work as a practicing physical therapist. Bartenieff Fundamentals emphasizes movement exploration that supports each individual in their own personal embodiment of fully expressive, efficient and functional movement.

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When:  Every Monday, beginning March 7 for 10-week Series (except April 10th)

Time:    10:00 - 11:15am

Price:    $15 per class

Place:    138 South Oxford Street between Atlantic Avenue & Fulton Street in Brooklyn


Eventbrite - Somatic Series: Bartenieff Fundamentals of Movement

Moving Dialogues Series: A Lunch Time Series at LIMS/Bryant Park

Join us to learn how our accomplished and talented CMAs (Certified Movement Analysts) apply Laban and Bartenieff work in their areas of expertise. Come meet, connect, learn and engage with the Laban Community.

Next Upcoming Talk: May 16

Topic: Transcending Cultural and Ethnic Boundaries with LMA

Presenters Choreographers Sook Kim and Eun-Sung Lee

Time: 12:00 - 1:15PM

Location: 54 West 40th Street (Bryant Park)



Eventbrite - Moving Dialogues Series


Coming in June   

June: Laban and Dance Education with Frederick Curry



  VISIT LIMS  at 54 West 40th Street, Suite 1123, New York, NY 10018, Bryant Park South,

and also our Educational Unit located in the above historical building located in the

Brooklyn artistic neighborhood!

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

Telephone: 212-643-8888; Fax 347-422-0948