ARBN 633105736

Janet Kaylo

Janet Kaylo – Bio


Janet Kaylo comes from a professional dance background in New York City in the late 70s and early 80s, where she also co-founded InStep with the Performing Arts of New York, as the first NY Dance Tabloid to hire only dancers to write about and critique Dance. In the last 35 years, Janet has choreographed, directed, trained dancers and dance movement therapists, designed educational training programs, and presented workshops and master classes throughout Great Britain, Europe, the US, Canada, and in India. She is the Founder/Director of Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies International (LSSI), which presents somatic movement training programs internationally, and Certificate Programs in Movement Analysis and Somatic Practice – an approved program with the International Somatic Movement, Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). In the UK, Janet has contributed to the inclusion and evolution of somatic practice as fundamentals skills in dance training, and the inclusion of Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis as core curricula in DMT training in the UK and abroad.

The Form is not Separate from Content

Edition: 2007 Vol. 6 No. 1

Laban Movement Analysis, phenomenology, body/effort/space/shape (BESS framework), performance,

This paper was presented by Janet for the ‘Shape’ Panel, at the Bratislava in Movement Conference, ‘Laban in the 21st Century’, October 6, 2006 (pp 7-10).

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The Body in Phenomenology and Movement Observation

Edition: 2007 Vol. 6 Nos. 3-4

intercorporeality, Action Profiling, Movement Pattern Analysis, Laban Movement Analysis, intersubjectivity, attunement

This paper is reprinted with permission from E- motion, UK, Vol. XIV, no.17, Winter. Please note it has undergone revision by the author for publication here.

Janet’s introduction: “The following article was originally presented as a conference paper for Action Profilers International, in Surrey, England in 2001. The audience members for whom it was intended were all professional Movement Analysts, and were familiar with Phenomenology’s view that individual perception is always an intersubjective experience. Therefore, the aim of this paper was to pose questions regarding our experiences as movement observers, in the fields of Action Profiling (AP) (and of course Movement Pattern Analysis, (MPA, a name given later to Warren Lamb’s work) and in Dance Movement Therapy (DMT). The theoretical exploration is an attempt to examine possibilities for aligning the Body in Phenomenology with the practical premises we confer on the body within these fields. This version of the paper has been modified and extended to focus more specifically on Movement Observation within Dance Movement Therapy.” (pp 2-8)

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