see also: The Lausanne Tango pages
Shawns' Labanotation Links - tango
Isolated Pages, Groups, Discussion Forums, Meta-Links, Software, Publications,... If YOU have information to add here (even examples of your own notation), then email it to me !
Me TEACHING during your tango-weekend or festival !
Besides dancing and teaching tango since 1991 (see our website : www.shawnycathy.com)(or see our Lausanne webserver www.tangoLausanne.ch) I also teach Labanotation during tango festivals and workshops.
In 1 hour you can know how to read & write the basic vocabulary.
In a 2nd hour you can know how to handle gestures, jumps & disequilibriums.
Combine learning tango with learning notation !
If you are interested in inviting me (or me and my partner), then send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) of call me (here) so we can arrange the where/how/&when of it.
Pages that might interest you :
- Andreas' Trial Labanotation
- DNB Introduction to Labanotation
- Christians Introduction to Labanotation (plus his metalist, and his choreology project 1996 )
- Notation.free.fr Webzine (info Labanotation & Benesh) plus Introduction au NotationLaban et News
- The Benish Institute - international centre for Benesh Movement Notation
- Rhonda's Intro Dance241 Course on Benesh Notation, University of Waterloo
- Dance and Technology Zone
Groups & Associations related to Labanotation
- International Council of Kinetography Laban/Labanotation - The purpose of the International Council of Kinetography Laban (ICKL) is to guide the unified development of the Laban system. In doing so, ICKL serves as the decision-making body with regard to standard usage and the spelling out of movements by means of signs of the system; promotes research into matters of notation which are likely to increase the efficiency and international usage of the system; and disseminates information about the Laban system to all interested persons.
- Laban Center (London) - see also Discourses in Dance Journal
- The Labanotation Institute, University of Surrey - European centre for the promotion and development of Labanotation and Laban Movement Analysis.
- Laban Lab at Ohio State
- Dance Notation Bureau
- Human Modeling and Simulation - University of Pennsylvania
- Virtual Reality Lab - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
- CNSMDP Le Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) offre une formation spécialisée aux deux systèmes de notation Laban et Benesh.
- Congress On Research in Dance (CORD)
Discussion Forums about notation.
Meta-Links (links to bunch-of-links)
Software for notation
- CALABRAN Computer Aided Labanotation - provides fully customisable, full-featured graphics editing software capable of producing just about every variation on drafting Labanotation scores, University of Birmingham
- Ohio-State Multimedia Dance Prototype
- LabanPad - a program for interactive notation input (1996)
- Limelight - a modular program which integrates all components, who are necessary for a professional computer aided choreographing.The work in Limelight is project-oriented. In the project-window you collect all media belonging to the choreography. The media ranges from the storyboard, music (as sample and as notation), video, pictures to animation control data and dance-notation.
- Benesh Notation Editor - Developed at Surrey University through funding from Britain’s National Lottery and the Sports and Arts Foundation
- LifeForms - Life Forms is the first 3d program devoted entirely to realistic character animation. The stand-alone motion editor offers easy solutions for film & broadcast, game development, and choreography on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Life Forms is designed to integrate with popular 3d applications to maximize productivity within a 3d workspace.
- Eshkol-Wachman Notator is a Windows-based program to "typeset" EW scores
Publications (Journals, Books, Articles)
- Dance Research Journal (DRJ), published twice yearly by the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD), carries scholarly articles, book reviews, a list of books and journals received, and reports of scholarly conferences, archives, and other projects of interest to the field.
- Research in Dance Education, University of Exeter, UK
- Discourses in Dance - an international, peer-reviewed, bi-annual journal covering research in the field of dance and related areas which aims to promote the development of dance research in the international academic field. Articles address the rapidly expanding discipline of dance studies as it is developing through scholarly and artistic forms of dance research.
- a technical journal (The Labanotator) discussing the developments in the field and a newsletter (Action! Recording!) published by University of Surrey
- Dance Research published by the Society for Dance Research
- Movement/Dance Notation
- Labanotation - The System of Analyzing and Recording Movement, Ann Hutchinson, 1991
- Hutchinson Guest, A. 1984. Dance Notation: The Process of Recording Movement on Paper. London: Dance Books. [An excellent reference for the general history of dance notation by one of the world’s authorities on dance literacy. It also includes interesting thoughts on why dancers have been so reluctant to use notation, notation as a profession, and so on.]
- Hutchinson Guest, A. 1989. Choreo-Graphics: A Comparison of Dance Notation Systems from the Fifteenth Century to the Present. New York: Gordon and Breach.[This book expertly and directly compares the most prominent dance notation systems of past and present, including EW. It gives a balanced and fair account of the advantages and disadvantages of several notation systems.]
- Advanced Labanotation, Ann Hutchinson Guest
- Tanzschriften (German), Claudia Jeschke, 1983
- A Study of Notation : Selected Bibliography (go here)
- Camurri, A., Morasso, P., Tagliasco, V. & Zaccaia, R. 1986. Dance and movement notation. In: P. Morass & V. Tagliaso (eds.), Human Movement Understanding, pp. 85-124. New York: North-Holland.
[A general article that uses T’ai Chi and Eshkol-Wachman to emphasize two radically different approaches to the problem of representing movement.]
- The Perception of the Fleeting Moment in Dance, Herbison-Evans, University of Sydney
- A survey on application for editing and animating dance notations, University of Leeds
- J. Lansdown. Computer Generated Choreography Revisited. Proceedings of 4D Dynamics Conference:89-99, 1995.
- Ballet.co articles mentioning Dance Notation
- Human Simulation
- Simulating Humans, Computer Graphics Animation and Control, 1993
- Synthetic Actors, Computer-Generated 3D Films, 1990
- Creating and Animating the Virtual World, 1992
- Wingate Scholarship - scholarships are awarded to "individuals of great potential or proven excellence who need financial support to undertake creative or original work of intellectual, scientific, artistic, social or environmental value". They are designed for help with a specific project. www.win-sch.demon.co.uk
- Sciart Awards - these awards provides an opportunity for scientists and artists to research or to produce projects that reflect contemporary practice in each discipline. www.sciart.org
- Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarships - the fund helps dancers, choreographers, researchers, teachers, therapists and journalists to travel to extend their professional interests through further study. The award is for travel only. www.ullmann-trav.fsnet.co.uk
- Arts and Humanities Research Board - The awards are for postgraduate research and training and advanced research into the humanities, music and performing arts. It also has a special fund for university museums and galleries. www.ahrb.ac.uk
Other Notation Systems