Movement Fundamentals consists of six paired principles:
The program unites these principles through ongoing and everyday practice:
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“The Movement Fundamental's Curriculum is an anatomical, somatic approach to exploring dance, movement, and being in the world. The three core classes: practices of alignment and function, range and efficiency, and vocabulary and intention liberate students to explore their body as a tool in which to create organic, authentic movement.”
—Calli Micale, Luther alumna '13
“Movement Fundamentals is an organic & holistic training focused on movement exploration that empowers people of all ages, shapes, & abilities to be intelligent, perceptive, & innovative dance artists and lifelong movers.”
—Mike Moran, Luther alumnus '12
“Movement Fundamentals is a practice that allows me to discover the roots of an action, whether it is a mundane task, a thought, a feeling, a gesture, or a big-leg-dance-move."
—Lilly Sloan, Dance Artist, Texas
Movement Fundamentals—Liberating Practices for the Dance Artist, copyright Jane Hawley, 2001.