Karen Bradley is working with the Association for Cultural Equity and the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies on digitizing, re-analyzing, and disseminating the Choreometrics materials, and will continue her work with Dr. Jose Contreras-Vidal's team at the University of Houston to determine brain-wave patterns for particular expressive movement qualities. She is also a part of the leadership team on a grant from the Canadian government entitled "Moving Stories: Digital Tools for Movement, Meaning, and Interaction." The project is a partnership among the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in NY, Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology in Vancouver, BC, and the University of Illinois' eDream Center.
This year, 2015-16, Bradley will develop and oversee a series of workshops, panel discussions, and related events around the topic of the ways in which community-based dance and movement analysis practices impact the development of creative communities.
MA, Dance, University of Oregon (1977), CMA (Certified Movement Analyst in Laban Movement Analysis, 1984), further study in dance/movement therapy.
Vice Chair of the Board and Director of Research, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, Government Affairs Liaison, National Dance Education Organization, former President, Congress on Research in Dance
Dance and movement design for Baltimore/Washington area theatres, including: Big Love at Woolly Mammoth, The Cherry Orchard at Everyman Theatre
Representative Publications/Research Activities:
Rudolf Laban, a volume of the Routledge Twentieth-Century Performance Practitioners series (2008), Research Priorities for Dance Education: A Report to the Nation, Co-author of Published Literature in Dance Education section, writer for 2012 Core Standards in Dance.
Honors and Awards:
National Dance Education Organization, Visionary Award, 2008 University of Oregon Distinguished Alumnae in Dance, 2013