Opening Moves


Opening Moves
Thursday, September 10
4-6 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Courtyard

A cross-campus movement experience with all invited to attend!

Brazilian choreographer and arts leader Regina Miranda, CEO and arts and culture director of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York City, will serve as the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts Visiting Artist on the University of Georgia campus Sept. 8–11.

Miranda is an internationally known choreographer, dance curator and author, as well as former artistic director of the Choreographic Centre in Rio de Janeiro and a former member of the Brazil Council for the Arts. She is the author of Expressive Movement, Body/Space, and Laban Lead: Leadership as Art.

The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies is a non-profit organization that has been training movement observers, teachers and coaches for more than 30 years. Centered in New York City, its international network includes more than a thousand certified movement analysts who apply movement analysis to help change the way people perform, communicate, observe, learn and negotiate. The institute works with students in such fields as health care, the performing arts, sports, education, diplomacy, leadership studies and communications.

β€œIt is such a pleasure to introduce to UGA such a leading international figure of arts, dance and the Laban Movement Analysis world. Ms. Miranda is tri-lingual, multifaceted and lives in three cities [Rio de Janeiro, New York City and San Francisco] with multiple activities going on at all times,” said Bala Sarasvati, artistic director, choreographer and Jane Willson Professor in Arts in the department of dance at UGA.

Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanties and Arts at UGA.