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Anita Seiz January 7, 2010

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We are bound by the common experience of our body and our movement.  Studying about our bodies and maintaining a movement practice has been an ongoing theme in my life that has developed into becoming a movement educator.

Anita Seiz

ANITA SEIZ comes from a background of dance in classical and contemporary styles. In June 2004 she graduated with distinction from Long Beach Dance Conditioning’s Advances in Pilates Technique training under Master Instructor, Marie-Jose Blom-Lawrence. This deeply added to her existing experience as a Pilates instructor and prompted further study under Eric Franklin.  In July 2005, she completed the Level 1 Franklin Method Certification, emphasizing postural and biomechanical imagery techniques.

Anita has most recently (December `08) received her certificate in Movement Analysis through the Laban Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS).  She is currently assisting & guest instructing on the Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies Canada (LSSC) Vancouver program under the Direction of Janet Kaylo. The Laban program was and continues to be a transformative process that colors Anita’s life.  Pilates is the application through which she uses the Laban Movement Analysis framework to describe and expand movement potential.

In working with clients, Anita is facilitating an ongoing movement practice that activates pathways of dynamic connectivity to enable efficiency and cultivate more availability for expression. Enjoying and deriving pleasure from movement is a huge part of her approach – bringing curiosity and interest in the individual, combined with the history of her practice, experience and knowledge of movement principles to her role as a movement educator.

Anita is also very pleased to be on the board for DanceHouse.


Donna Redlick July 1, 2008

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I am dedicated to a somatic approach towards the practice, research, and development of the expressive body in motion. Laban Movement Analysis not only assists me in enriching my work as both a contemporary choreographer and dance educator, but it allows me to articulate, shape, and synthesize that which I both experience and observe in the moving world around me. LMA has broadened my scope and has taught me how to move beyond the habitual in order to “find the new”.

Donna Redlick

About Donna’s work: visit http://www.donnaredlick.com

Courses: visit http://www.donnaredlick.com

Donna Redlick is a professional dance artist, dance educator, and Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) living and working in the Vancouver area. She is a graduate from the first Toronto LIMS®-endorsed CMA program, hosted by York University, under the direction of Janet Kaylo. Donna also holds a Diploma in Dance Teacher Training from Grant MacEwan College of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan.

Donna has 20 years of teaching experience. This includes 15 years at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (SCA), where she was Artistic Advisor for the dance program and Artistic Director of both Continuum Dance Company and Youth In Motion Dance Company. She has also taught for MainDance, as a sessional instructor for Simon Fraser University, as an artist in residence for the Vancouver School Board, and as a guest for the Burnaby School Board.

Currently Donna freelances in the Vancouver area. She is core faculty for the upcoming Laban/ Bartenieff and Somatic Studies Canada™, Vancouver Program and runs pre-requisite courses for the program. She works as a Movement Specialist in her private studio, coaching and assisting dancers to find full body integration and personal movement expression.

Donna’s choreography has been presented at numerous festivals and performances in the Vancouver area. Her most recent piece, “sometimes it never leaves your skin” was selected to be presented in London, England for “Open Space”, produced by the International Workshop Festival.

Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies Canada (LSSC) July 1, 2008

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Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies Canada (LSSC), under the direction of Janet Kaylo MA, CMA, RSMT, SrDMT, MPA, presents Certificate Programs in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis in Vancouver, BC.


About LSSC

Under the umbrella of Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies International (LSSI), LSSC presents Modular Certificate Programs in Laban Movement Analysis and BodyMind Practice(TM) in Vancouver and Toronto. Completion of the full program includes the Certification in Laban Studies (CMA) award conferred in affiliation with LIMS®. Our first Vancouver program begins with Module One, in December, 2008. The LIMS® conferred CMA and the Certificate in Movement Analysis and BodyMind Practice are awarded with successful completion of all five Modules.

As the umbrella organisation for Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies Canada, LSSI is committed to providing in-depth, experiential movement study programs within the framework of Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (LMA) and its application as a somatic, bodymind practice. Modular Certificate programs are designed to refine participants’ abilities to understand and explore movement as the basis of lived experience-in life as well as in art.

The LSSC Vancouver Modular Program

The Vancouver Certificate program takes place within a vibrant and long-standing professional LMA community. Guest and other faculty will be comprised primarily of members of the Vancouver area Laban/Bartenieff community.

The Modular Program includes five, two-week intensive session blocks, in December, June, and August months. Modules One through Three can be taken as self-contained units, while Modules Four and Five require completion of all previous modules.

All Modules require pre-requisites of Introduction to Anatomy/Kinesiology, or Experiential Anatomy; Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis, and Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF). Pre-requisite, introductory courses are offered regularly in British Columbia, and other parts of Canada. For dates and locations, see Introductory Programs at www.labancan.org.

While Modules are structured thematically as categories of Body, Effort, Shape, Space (BESS) and a Final Application Project, all the modules include integration into the full framework of LMA. The title of the Module represents the area through which we enter LMA/BF, and where our in-depth explorations are focused. Each category of BESS reveals a picture of the whole of our LMA/BF system, and experientially draws out the interconnections between each of the categories.

For Module and full Program information see www.labaninternational.org; www.labancan.org; or contact info@labancan.org.

Janet Kaylo
MA Jungian and Post Jungian Studies
Founder/Director LSSI, LSSC

In the last 32 years, Janet has performed with many dance companies, choreographed, directed, trained dancers and dance movement therapists, designed educational training programs, and presented workshops and master classes throughout Great Britain, Europe, the US, Canada, and in India. In 2003/4 Janet designed and directed the first Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS®) Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) intensive at York University, Toronto. The Founder/Director of Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies International/Canada (LSSI/LSSC), Janet is also a registered Somatic Movement Therapist (ISMETA), a Senior Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist (ADMT, UK), and a Movement Pattern Analysis Practitioner.

Helen Walkley June 29, 2008

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As a practicing dance artist and teacher who works in a myriad of contexts and populations, Rudolf Laban’s language for movement  feeds my soul and mind and infuses all my processes.

Helen Walkley




Movement Patterning with Helen Walkley, at Yoga on 7th


Helen Walkley is an independent performer, choreographer, improviser and teacher based in Vancouver, BC. She has also lived and worked extensively in the Netherlands, Germany and the United States. Her work has been funded by the Canada Council, BC Cultural Services, the Canadian Embassy in Bonn and the Seattle and King County Arts Commissions. She has performed at the New York Improvisation Festival and Dance Theater Workshop/NY, the American Dance Festival, On the Boards/Seattle, Danceworks/Toronto, the Edge Festival and the Dance Centre/Vancouver, Tangente/Montreal, Danslab/Amsterdam and the Tanzfabrik/Berlin.  She is also a certified Laban Movement Analyst and registered Somatic Movement Educator and has an M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Simon Fraser University. She has taught at Simon Fraser University, the University of Calgary, Virginia CommonWealth University and the Laban Institute for Movement Studies/NY. She was on faculty at the School for New Dance Development in the Amsterdam from 1991 – 94. From 1995 -2000 she was a core faculty member of the Main Dance Bridging Program in Vancouver. In 2002/03 she was an inaugural Artist in Residence at the Dance Centre in Vancouver and 03/04 she was an Artist in Residence at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby. She completed and performed a larger solo work, How is Sleep Beautiful? as Artist in Residence at the Dance Centre in October 2010.  Helen was commissioned by the Zagreb Dance Centre (Zagrebački Plesni Centar) to create a piece which premièred in the Zagreb Dance Festival in May 2011.

Photos (c) Chris Randle, 2010

Cheryl Prophet June 29, 2008

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As a dance educator, LMA is a constant source of inspiration. It provides me with additional approaches and methodologies for dance/movement training and its underlying philosophy resonates with my own beliefs about educating the whole person and acknowledging the creative and expressive potential within each individual.

Cheryl Prophet
BFA York University


Cheryl is a dance educator, choreographer and Certified Movement Analyst. She has been involved in the professional dance community in Canada for thirty-four years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Formerly from Montreal, she performed and toured nationally and internationally with Le Groupe de la Place Royale, Fortier Danse Creation and Fondation Jean-Pierre Perrault, and throughout the ‘80s was active in the Montreal dance scene as a dancer and choreographer. Since relocating to Vancouver in 1989, she has been on the dance faculty of the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University and is a practicing choreographer. Her choreography has been presented locally, nationally and internationally.

As a Senior Lecturer at the School, she is primarily involved in educating and training dance students in performance and creative-based courses. She teaches all levels of contemporary dance technique, body conditioning for dancers, dance improvisation, choreography and dance/movement analysis. Traditional modern dance techniques, Pilates, Yoga, dance science and somatic approaches to movement training inform her teaching.

She is a regular assessor for the Canada Council for the Arts and serves as a board member for Mascall Dance and Dancers Dancing Dance Company.