jump to navigation

Philip Seth July 1, 2008

Posted by labanbc in Philip Seth.
Tags: , , , ,
comments closed

I am on a continual journey of exploration of the workings of the human body. This journey has led me to GYROTONIC® methodology and GYROKINESIS® methodology. I hope to bring to my clients an appreciation of the potential of their lives through the medium of movement.

Philip Seth

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Philip Seth has a BA in Painting and Drawing from the San Francisco Art Institute and is a Certified Movement Analyst in the Laban system of movement observation and description. He has a background in dance having performed in Modern and Classical works from 1980-1994. From 1984-1994 he was on the part-time faculty of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. He is most proud of his involvement with the choreography for the Handing Over Ceremony to mark the change of Administration of Hong Kong from British to Chinese authorities in 1997. He has lived in Vancouver, Canada since 1994.

In addition to being a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Certified trainer since 2003 , Philip has also completed the GYROTONIC® for Golf Specialized course in 2006. In that same year Philip became a registered BCRPA Flow yoga instructor as well as a Yoga for Seniors instructor.


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

Posted by labanbc in Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies Canada (LSSC).
Tags: , , , ,
comments closed


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

Posted by labanbc in Helen Walkley.
Tags: , , , , , , ,
comments closed

00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000

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