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A system of movement notation for dance that employs various symbols to record the points of a dancer's body, the direction of a dancer's movement, the tempo, and the dynamics.

[After Rudolph Laban (1879-1958), Hungarian choreographer + (n)otation.]
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(Ballet) a system for recording ballet movements invented by Rudolph Laban
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Noun1.Labanotation - a system of notation for dance movements that uses symbols to represent points on a dancer's body and the direction of the dancer's movement and the tempo and the dynamics
choreography - a notation used by choreographers
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The sketches, as well as videos of rehearsals and of interviews with Morris and the dancers, will be preserved in an archive, along with a detailed map of the steps in Labanotation. In the coming years, before too many of the current dancers have left the company, the dance will be dusted off and rehearsed again.
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Her father Dr Rudolf von Laban was rated as the pioneer of modern dance, whose Labanotation system of notating dance is well known.
State Department Cultural Specialist to Ghana, a certified teacher of Labanotation, a member and secretary of Dance Africa Council of Elders, a member of the Council of Elders for African Culture Heritage, Inc., a three time awardee of a C.U.N.Y.
Several dance notation systems exist; two especially, Labanotation and Benesh Movement Notation, are used in the West for staging some ballets.
His work laid the foundations for Laban Movement Analysis, Labanotation (Kinetography Laban), other more specific developments in dance notation and the evolution of many varieties of Laban Movement Study.
Lobel is a certified Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals and Feldenkrais practitioner; Brodie's research interests are in kinesiology and Labanotation. The two share a dance background and have served as guest-editors of a special issue on somatic applications in the classroom for the Journal of Dance Education (2006)-- exemplary credentials for the production of a textbook on the subject.
In "The Lyric Beasts," Dickey has constructed a linguistic labanotation, a system of writing that analyses and records the motion of the creating mind.
Dr Valerie Preston-Dunlop, senior lecturer and choreographer: papers incl research and Labanotation 1940-90 (2009/50)
She makes "dance" but identifies as a visual artist; indeed, her interest is less in dance proper than in dance's many mediations, which helps explain her attraction to the esoteric discipline of Labanotation. This wholly scientific but also somewhat impractical system of movement notation was developed by choreographer Rudolf Laban in the 1920s and elaborated and codified by his student Ann Hutchinson Guest; like preceding, less effective, attempts at "writing" dance (the Beauchamp-Feuillet system for ballet, or Vladimir Stepanov's 1892 Alphabet des Mouvements du Corps Humain, for example), Labanotation is at once a symptom of and a frustrated antidote to the anxiety surrounding dance's ephemerality.