Linda Lack, Ph.D., artist and scholar, has dedicated her life and work to the study of the human body, movement — breath — and their relationship to creativity, healing, and spiritually. She is a dancer, a movement therapist/specialist, ritualist, performer and lecturer.
Lack has been the primary soloist and choreographer of the masked-dance rituals she performed both on stages and in the wilderness with her company, Two-Snake Dance and Design. She is an Arts-Based researcher in the academic community. She has been entrusted to be one of the body-scribes of Yvonne Rainer’s iconoclastic, post-modern “Trio A”. Lack has been funded and acknowledged by the Rockefeller Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, Samadha International Healing Awards, Los Angeles Area Dance Alliance Awards for Innovative Choreography and a LACE award in the category of Spirituality.
Lack simultaneously has spent 40 years developing The Thinking Body – The Feeling Mind®, a technique taught and practiced at her studio in Los Angeles and now in Malaysia, Europe, Israel, Central America, Mexico and throughout the U.S. TBFM® has been recognized alongside Pilates, Feldenkrais, Bartenieff and Alexander Technique as a contemporary movement training/healing method. Students using the technique have been accepted into Alvin Ailey II, Cirque du Soleil, Julliard and the graduate program at San Francisco Institute of Psychology.
Lack has introduced TBFM® to diverse communities, such as The Congress on Research for Dance, International Association of Yoga Therapists, and the Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota, one of the most prestigious health organizations in Latin America, at Colombia’s University Hospital, Center for Studies and Research in Health.
For more information on Linda Lack, Ph.D., visit www.lindalack.com.