Class Description | Monday Night Improvisation | 21 January 2019Class is informed by Alexandra's varied creative practice and her rich training in and teaching of Bartenieff Fundamentals and Laban's Space Harmony. Improvisation and guided tasks build to experience our inner and outer connectivity, together and apart. In particular, Alexandra takes a playful approach to Laban's movement scales, and shares ones rarely found outside of specialist Laban training programmes. The fundamental tools from Laban/Bartenieff Movement System offer ways to consider already existing patterns and develop new ones.
Alexandra Baybutt is an artist, educator and researcher, and Certified Laban Movement Analyst and Bartenieff Fundamentals facilitator (Janet Kaylo/LSSI, 2009-10). Her professional experiences include dancing, choreographing, movement directing for theatre and film, teaching, analysing and writing since 2004. She is currently a PhD candidate at Middlesex University. Since 2010 she has been teaching the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System in Europe, and on modular certification programmes in Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals in Edinburgh, Belgium and China. She teaches LBMS to professional dance artists, opera singers and actors, as well as students of these performance forms, and the general public.
Her work as a collaborative artist has been supported by Greenwich Dance, Theatre Delicatessen and various European performance festivals, and her education has been supported by Erasmus+, The Lisa Ullman Travelling Scholarship Fund and the British Council/danceWEB scholarship, Vienna.