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University of Iowa department of theatre arts hosts movement symposium
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa department of theatre arts
will host "Connecting Through Movement," a joint regional symposium
of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies (LIMS) and the Association
of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME), May 22-24 in the UI Theatre Building.
The public is invited to participate in the symposium, which will feature
workshops, roundtable discussions and performances. Topics range from medical
and physiological issues -- including physical therapy, neuromuscular elements
of movement and biochemistry -- to mime, clowning, movement in acting,
creative play and stage combat.
Registration will be 8:30-9:30 a.m., 4-4:30 p.m. and 7-7:30 p.m. Friday,
May 22 in the lobby of the Theatre Building. Pre-registration is possible
by contacting Beverly Prostine of UI Conferences and Institutes at 319-335-3220
The registration fee for the public is $85 ($30 for students). ATME
and LIMS members may register for $50. Memberships to the organizations
will be available at the time of registration. An ATME membership is $35
and a LIMS membership is $60.
A pre-symposium workshop, "Using Movement Study for Integrity in
Acting," featuring Laban colleague Warren Lamb, the originator of
Movement Pattern Analysis, will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
Registration for the workshop is $35. The workshop will focus on the use
of movement in stage characterization.
The symposium, organized by UI theater faculty member Rachelle Palnick
Tsachor, will feature movement experts from the United States, Canada and
Europe. Other UI workshop and discussion leaders include internationally
renowned movement comic Bob Berky, who is now a graduate student in the
UI Playwrights Workshop, and Carla Guggenheim of the UI department of internal
Contact Prostine at UI Conferences and Institutes for additional symposium