Bartenieff Fundamentals
 
 
Bartenieff Fundamentals are movement techniques that focus upon achieving comfort and ease in the body including smooth flow and improved coordination.  Bartenieff Fundamentals were developed by a student of Laban, Irmgard Bartenieff, who recognized that the bodymind forms patterns, or connectivites, as it develops. Irmgard found that certain movement practices improved movement efficiency for polio patients, and she developed her theory of connectivity. Connectivities are the neuromuscular building blocks of efficient movement. By focusing upon those basic coordination patterns in the body, a person may increase overall efficiency, coordination and flow of movement.
    
 
 
Bartenieff Fundamentals:

HEEL ROCK
FEMORAL FLEXION
SAGGITAL PELVIC SHIFT
LATERAL PELVIC SHIFT
BODY HALF
KNEE REACH
ARM  CIRCLES Body Connectivities:

BREATH
CORE/DISTAL
HEAD/TAIL
UPPER/LOWER
BODY HALF
CROSS-LATERAL