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University of Iowa department of theatre arts hosts movement symposium May 22-24

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa department of theatre arts will host "Connecting Through Movement," a joint regional symposium of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies (LIMS) and the Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME), May 22-24 in the UI Theatre Building.

The public is invited to participate in the symposium, which will feature workshops, roundtable discussions and performances. Topics range from medical and physiological issues -- including physical therapy, neuromuscular elements of movement and biochemistry -- to mime, clowning, movement in acting, creative play and stage combat.

Registration will be 8:30-9:30 a.m., 4-4:30 p.m. and 7-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 22 in the lobby of the Theatre Building. Pre-registration is possible by contacting Beverly Prostine of UI Conferences and Institutes at 319-335-3220 or

The registration fee for the public is $85 ($30 for students). ATME and LIMS members may register for $50. Memberships to the organizations will be available at the time of registration. An ATME membership is $35 and a LIMS membership is $60.

A pre-symposium workshop, "Using Movement Study for Integrity in Acting," featuring Laban colleague Warren Lamb, the originator of Movement Pattern Analysis, will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Registration for the workshop is $35. The workshop will focus on the use of movement in stage characterization.

The symposium, organized by UI theater faculty member Rachelle Palnick Tsachor, will feature movement experts from the United States, Canada and Europe. Other UI workshop and discussion leaders include internationally renowned movement comic Bob Berky, who is now a graduate student in the UI Playwrights Workshop, and Carla Guggenheim of the UI department of internal medicine.

Contact Prostine at UI Conferences and Institutes for additional symposium information.