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Exploring Dance Notation:
Transcript of Exploring Dance Notation:
What is Motif Notation?
Motif Notation, is closely related to Labanotation.
Uses most of the
same symbols and terminology, have a similar format (written vertically as a score), and both record movement
found in all styles and genres of dance.
Motif Notation, however, uses the
Movement Alphabet (the basic ideas for movement) and is a much simpler form of notation.
expert in dance notation
, highly acclaimed
author and researcher
on dance and is the founder of the Language of Dance Centre and creator of
Studied Labanotation in England in the 1930's, and trained in modern dance and ballet.
In New York she co-founded and directed the
Dance Notation Bureau
, danced on
and taught at the J
Her research into dance notation systems of the past provided
revivals of ballets
such as the Pas de Six from La Vivandiere and Nijinsky's L'Apres-midi d'un Faune.
Who is Dr. Ann Hutchinson-Guest?
What has she contributed to the world of Dance?
Laban's Movement Choirs
What were Laban's Movement Choirs?
What do they remind you of?
What is Labanotation?:
for recording movement on paper.
reconstructing and preserving
early works of choreographers.
Where can you study Labanotation?
*Dance Notation Bureau-NYC
*Laban Centre-London, England
*Check out: http://labanlab.osu.edu/morefolder/more.html#dnb
: http://www.lodc.org/about-us/labanotation.html, as well as above sites.
Labanotation: Created in 1928 by Rudolf Laban
Compare & Contrast:
Rudolf Laban & Dr. Ann Hutchinson Guest
Who was Rudolf Laban?
What did he contribute to the world of Dance?
Rudolf von Laban
(1879-1958) was born in Bratislava, Hungary. Laban was a dancer, a choreographer and a dance / movement theoretician.
-the discipline (subject) of
), and invented a system of
, now known as
. Laban was the
first person to develop community dance
and he has set out to reform the role of dance education, emphasizing his belief that dance should be made available to everyone.
Introduction to Rudolf Laban:
What details can you discover in this video?
Elementary Labanotation Instruction: DNB
Exploring Dance Notation:
Labanotation and Motif Notation History
What did Laban study? What inspired Laban's love for movement?
Large number of dance participants (community & togetherness focus).
Often performed in a non-traditional setting (outdoors/public spaces).
Movement choirs were for everyone and there was a focus on moving in unison.
Research Source: https://books.google.com/books?id=Czjdy1q8lS0C&pg=PA14&lpg=PA14&dq=Laban+movement+choirs&source=bl&ots=NaLfU06iXK&sig=Y-0EvuwOuZP6GGPFX6ctpf2wPkw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=BEWoVK2JHs7wggThzoOABw&ved=0CDUQ6AEwBDgK#v=onepage&q=Laban%20movement%20choirs&f=false
Movement Choirs VS
Click Here to View How Labanotation is Used! Skip to :53 Seconds to observe the man talking about a score used for a Dance.