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Alfred University visiting professor of dance Colleen Wahl authors new textbook

Alfred University | 8/23/18

Colleen Wahl
Colleen Wahl

Colleen Wahl, visiting professor of dance at Alfred University, recently completed a new textbook: Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies: Contemporary Applications.


ALFRED, NY – Colleen Wahl, visiting professor of dance at Alfred University, recently completed a new textbook: Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies: Contemporary Applications.

In the new text, Wahl presents a detailed and clear discussion on how to best use Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (L/BMA), a system for observing, teaching, and analyzing human movement. She offers a framework for understanding movement as it influences our perceptions of ourselves and others. In moving through that framework, Wahl explains what the movement analysis is, how it works, and how readers can use it in their lives. 

Wahl holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from The College at Brockport, a master’s degree in liberal studies from SUNY Empire State College, and a bachelor’s degree in dance and arts education from William Smith College. 

Wahl became a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst in 2006 through Integrated Movement Studies. She has taught many graduate and undergraduate courses in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis including at The College at Brockport, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and most recently at Alfred University.