BiM Streaming Library

These videos are designed to complement the manual by giving moving form to words. Bartenieff Fundamentals of Movement (BF) are fluid, non-ballistic sequences of whole-body patterns. Done lying on the floor, novice movers are relieved of worries about falling or poor coordination. In training programs and classes, the sequences progress through many variations of weight shift and level change preparing us to meet the challenges of life on two feet. If you are accustomed to conventional fitness training, yoga, or pilates, you will soon see that BF has other goals and rewards. More than joint articulations or held positions, it builds orderly linkages that optimize the body’s deep architecture.