The links below are the facsimiles of issues published between 1976 -1978. Further issues will be posted in the future.
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Partially digitized from the Dance Notation Bureau Collection at The Ohio State University’s Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute by support from the Dance Preservation Fund.
Issue 1, January 1976
Topics: "Shakers" from Welsh Dance Theatre; Labanotation Specialist at Laban Art of Movement Centre; Notation Used to Reserve Chinese Opera; New Systems Ahoy!; Labanotation Course for School Teachers; Effort/Shape; Anstey Research Project ends First Year; November Meeting of LODA; Report on ICKL Conference 1975; Labanotation Card Catalogues; Book Service; Work in Progress; The Dance Library; Systems of Dance (Movement) Notation; Dance Materials in Labanotation; Report on Lectures and Special Sessions at the 1975 ICKL Conference.
Issue 2 (missing)
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Issue 3, July 1976
Topics: Editorial; Mobile by Siguard Leeder; Quiz Book by Ray Cook; Labanotation for Ballet Dancers; Yugoslav Folkdance Publication Applies Kinetography Laban; Momentum; Activities at Chelsea College; Choreographic Research; Fundamentals of Movement; Labanotation at London College; Choreographic Reconstructions; Editor's Comment; Dance History, Notation, Music and Mine at LAMC; Notes from the Historical Dance Field; News of Balkan Notation Systems; Bournonville Project; Obituary - Christl Zimmer; Linda Cummings on Leave; Harriet Isaacs Joining Editorial Staff of Action! Recording!
Issue 4, October 1976
Topics: Pas de Six from "La Vivandiere" - Reconstruction; Dolin's Pas de Quatre Notated; Regent Street Group Completes First Year; Braille - Labanotation for the Blind; Recording of Cecchtti Method; Choreographers Agree to Classroom Study of Their Notated Works; Report from A "Working American"; Raymonda Project Progresses; LOD Reading Examinations; Student of Dance or Dance Student?; Veen-Hooper Memorial Library; Gail Grant Dictionary of Classical Ballet in Labanotation; New Acquisition; Fourth Year at Gold Smith College; The College of the RAD; England Captures Another Labanotator; Lisa Lawer in London for Work Study Term; General.
Issue 5, February 1977
Topics: Publication of Leeder Technique Planned; London ICKL Meetings; Massine's "Song of the Reed"; Notation in the Teaching of Dance by Ann Kipling Brown; Knust's 80th Birthday; Historical Dance News; Staff Labanotator at the R.A.D.; Norwegian Teachers' Conference; Needed Materials found in LODC Library; College News; Course at London College; Books – African Dances & Games by Odette Blum; Subjects for College Theses; Brief Facts on the Language of Dance Centre; Facts on Action! Recording!
Issue 6, June 1977
Topics: Cecchetti Seminar; Ray Cook in Australia; How did the Egyptians Dance? Paul Clarke Memorial Scholarship Fund; London Workshop with Warren Lamb and Pamela Ramadan; Notes from Paris – Report; Teaching Labanotation to the Deaf; Ohio State University Notation Library Card File; Massine on Choreography; Dance Studies, Vol. I; Kineliterate??? Kinelectrice???; Needed Materials Found in LODC Library; Mats Isaksson; Stephanie Jordan; How Many Notation Systems?Sigurd Leeder School of Dance; Brief Facts on the Language of Dance Centre.
Issue 7, September 1977
Topics: The Computer as a Tool for Labanotation; Captivating Computer; Bubble Men; Tenth Biennial ICKL Conference; Honorary Doctorate Given for Pioneer Work in Dance Notation; Egyptian Dance? Read Lexova; Vadstena Castle Performances; Bi-Linguist at RAD; OSU 1977 Dance & Notation Workshop; Laban Summer Course at Dartford; Laban Centre Summer School; Textbook Reprinted (Error Free?); Movement & Dance for Those Concerned with Handicapped Children.
Issue 8, January 1978
Topics: Choreographers and Notation; 10th Biennial ICKL Conference; Labanotation Computer Project; Report on Notation Research Project; Thefeur's Gavotte De Vestris; Icelandic Folk Dances; Analysis of Walking; Revision of the Constitution; Elections and Future Plans; American Dance Machine; Vivanndiere Pas de Six; Paul Taylor's "Aureole" Score; The Peripatetic Ray Cook; Rondi Sureno; "Bourree Fantasque" Acquired; Universal Dance Notation; Miszlitz Notation System; Cigarette Cards – On Dance; "A Handbook for the Dance Director"; Notation Featured at NATFHE Conference; Conversation with Liza; Yugoslav Folk Dances Studied and Performed; Descendant of the Bubble Man; Health in Retirement – Exercises; Abbreviations Used; Egypt Again.
Issue 9, April 1978
Topics: Albrecht Knust (1896-1978); Graphic Notations; Folk Cultures Filmed for Comparative Research; Dance for Senior Citizens; Reviews; The Chinese Connection – Tai Ai Lien [Dai Ai-Lien]; Bluebird Pas de Deux Prepared for Publication; PCPA School of Dance; Crewe & Alsager; Fred Locke; Jean Christophe Bocle; Lisa Lawer at RAD; Dance History Notation Projects; Bartenieff Fundamentals; Gems of the Classical Heritage; Comparative Study of Versions of the Fairy Variation; "Footsteps in the Snow"; Tap Dance Projects; News from Here and There.
Issue 10, July 1978
Topics: Editorial: Stage Two is Yet to Come; Danse Macabre; Norwegian Notation "System"; How to Recall a Step with the Help of the Drawing; Notators for Broadway; Masque Dance Theatre; Merging of Sight, Sound & Movement; The Anonymous Toilers at LODC; Folk Dance Publications; Cinetographie Laban/Cinetografia Laban; Advanced Coaching at LODC; Folkdance Seminars; Summer '78.
Issue 11, September 1978
Topics: Dance & the Child Conference – Canada; Dance & The Child...Keynote Speeches; The Child as Creator; The Child as Spectator; Dance & The Child Films and Videotapes; D & C Film and Video Catalogue; Dance & The Child Presentations; Introduction to Dalcroze; Language of Dance; Motor Developments in Children; "I Am Me" Teaching Demonstration; Dance & The Child International; Concluding Comments on the Conference; Report on the ADG/CORD Conference; Forthcoming Events; DNB Board of Examiners; LOD Classes in Detroit; Els Grelnger at Laban Centre; Plans for 1979 ICKL Conference; Laban Centenary Symposium; Notator Training in New York; LOD 'Verbs' Now Printed.
Issue 12, January 1979
Topics: ADG/CORD Conference Hawaii; Notation Related Events; Panel Discussion on Notation; Philippine Notation System; Why is Notation not Used to Preserve Ancient Traditions?; Kinesiology & Biomechanics; Ch'i Kung Demonstration & Lecture; Hula Space; Nona Kapua Beamer; Dance Workshops; Bartenieff Workshop; Films, Slides, Video Catalogue; ADG/CORD Conference – Summary; College Score Committee Formed; Dance Scores at Greensboro; Modular Courses at Middlesex; News from RAD; Laban Centre Summer School '78; In the Swim.
Issue 13, April 1979
Topics: Leonide Massine (1896-1979); Laban Centenary Plans; Dance Literacy Symposium Meeting; At I.M. Marsh College, Liverpool, England; 1979 ICKL Conference; Scottish Guild of Modern Dance; Folk Dance Seminars; Action News from Warren Lamb Associates; The Bell – A Letter from Jacob's Pillow; The Centre National D'Ecriture; Hungarian Dance News; Laban Institute of Movement Studies; LIMS Newsletter; Institute for Nonverbal Communication Research; Child Development Research News; Post Meridian by Paul Taylor; Loopdans by Lucas Hoving; Pulicinella by Leonide Massine; Three Fictitious Games by Jeff Duncan; Sokolow Scores; Advice from a Dance Historian; Book Review; LODC News; Labanotation Textbook II; WorkScholarship Available – LODC; Comments to Remember; Labanotator Revived; Sheila Marion at LODC; Maria Szentpal; Ann Kipling Brown; Rose Lorenz; "Don't Let Gravity Win!"; Pop Music Plus Old Favorites; Aerobics Incorporated; On the LODC Production Line.
Issue 14, June 1979
Topics: Kurt Jooss (1901-1979); Folk Dance Scores in Progress; Terence Heard Scores Available; A Visit to Sigurd Leeder; Dictionary of Kinetography Laban; Holiday in Israel; "Dances from the Marais Nord Vendeen"; The Bournonville School; LODC Library; LN and College Teaching; 1978 CDEA Conference; Use of LN for Clumsy Children; Maggie Burke; Solution for a 'Cloudy' Section; A Genuine 'Old Master' or a Copy?; Mats Isaksson Writes; Ray Cook; Svea Becker Writes; Jo Anne Combs; News from Mexico; Jean-Philippe Van Aelbrouck.
Issue 15, October 1979
Topics: Systems of Notation – Behind the Scenes: A Foot-Fumbler's Way to the Happiness in Dance; Laban Centennial Celebration; New York – LIMS; Those Who Knew Him [Laban]; Special Conference Sessions; Tribute to Jooss; Dance Macabre Demonstration; Can Dance '79; Quotes from Keynote Speakers; Ideas for Elementary School Teachers; Shiatsu; New Directions in Health; Teacher/Accompanist Communication; In Physics and Ballet: A New Pas de Deux; Dance Notation: Systems and Usages; Notation Project: Chinese Dance; Discussion with Prof. Liu; Pirouettes with Bayonets; Dance Notation Bureau: Annual Members' Conference; [DNB] Professional Advisory Committee; "An Examination of Systems of Movement Notation; "Dance of the Paiwan Aboriginal People of Ping-tung County, Taiwan, with Implications of Dance for Tribal Classification"; "A Way to Dance"; Dance Variations; "A Critical Evaluation of Systems of Movement Notation"; "A Comparative Study of Video Tape and Labanotation as Learning Tools for Modern Dance"; News from Here and There.
Issue 16, January 1980
Topics: Bournonville Centenary; International Laban Centenary Symposium; Alaprippu: A Choreographic Analysis; Jaques-Dalcroze; The Parameters of Choreutics; Computer Applications; A Sense of Movement; Natural Movement for the Young Child; Eshkol-Wachmann Movement Notation System; Laban's Influence on the Dance in China; Laban Symposium at Goldsmiths'; Computer Use with L/N; 1979 ICKL Conference; Labanotation in Anthropological Analysis; Dance Technique and Repertory; Scottish Guild Summer School; Project of Interest.
Issue 17, April 1980
Topics: Margaret Morris (1891-1980) – An Appreciation; Course Held in Norway; Charts of Aspects of Time; Spatial Definition Study; Speed Writing – Shorthand; Movement Exploration Book; Dance Time; "Fanny Elssler's Cachucha"; Adelaide to London; Mary Sweeney; Zorn Book Translated into LN; Churchill Scholarship Awarded; Apologies Due...; Dance History Conference; Labanotation Classes Launched in China; TV Program Features Dai Ai Lian; Dancing and Dance Theory; Studies Based on Crystalloid Dance Forms; Modern Dance Studies; 116 Modern Dance Classroom Combinations; Perspectives on Notation; Swedish Dances; Labanotation Textbook into Spanish; Examples for Reading Material; Tid-bits; Summer Courses – 1980.
Issue 18, July 1980
Topics: In Praise of Irmgard Bartenieff; Notation Research Project Report Nearing Completion; Lecture on Systems of Dance Notation; Systems of Notation – Behind the Scenes; Bella Lewitsky; News from Hawaii; Library Browsings; Fanny Elssler's Cachucha; "Pas de Six from La Vivandiere"; "Pas de Deux from The Flower Festival in Genzano"; Classical Ballet Variations; News from the Laban Centre, Sutton Movement Shorthand; Movement Notation; Facts on Action! Recording!
Issue 19, October 1980
Topics: The DNB – Forty Years Ago; A Brief Excerpt from the Babbage System; Thoughts on Composition; Dance as Art Sport; Further Library Acquisitions; First U.K. joint Examination for Dance Teachers; Notation at the London College of Dance and Drama; Notation and Analysis at Crewe and Alsager College; The LODC Library; Systems of Dance Notation Thesis; A Tribute to Irmgard Bartenieff; Valse en Cinque Temps; Dance Education & Training in Britain; Work in Progress; Course in Dance and Repertory.
Issue 20, January 1981
Topics: Anatomy and Dance; Help! The End is Not in Sight; The Language of Dance Trust; General Certification of Education Ordinary Level – Dance; European Theatre Dance Association; Notation Researcher on the Move; The London Labanotator Group; Educational Dance Score Registry; DN Systems -Thesis; Turocy Lecture at Laban Centre; Pas de Quatre Notated; ISTD National Dances; RIGA Notation Conference; Fanny Elssler's Cachucha.
Issue 21, April 1981
Topics: Dance – Reconstruction, Revived, or Revitalized?; A Discussion with Jennifer Scanlon; Labanotation Course in RIGA; Three Hungarian Books; Anatomy and Dance; Editor's Reply; Studies Based on Crystalloid Dance Forms; Arbeau 1956 Edition Located; Dance and Repertory Course; LOD Course: Norwegian Teachers, Danses Basques; Visitors to the LODC Library; New Description of Movement Devised; "Arthur's Variations"; Dark Elegies Rehearsed from Labanotation Score; Snippets; Reconstruction at the RAD College; Leeder Publications Available.
Issue 23, October 1981
Topics: Zelia Raye; Dance Films: John Mueller; Dance Conference at UCLA; Films; Encyclopedia in Preparation; A National Resource Centre for Dance; News from Overseas; London Labanotation Course for Teachers; 1981 ICKL Conference Report; Dear Reader – Some Questions?
Issue 24, January 1982
Topics: The Reviving of the Cachucha; Chinese Dances in Labanotation; Conference of British Dance Scholars; Bouquets!, Carol Teten; "Hasidic Dances in Ritual and Celebration", Eshkol-Wachmann Publications, Leeds Dance Conference, How to Write OGAM, Special Students at the LODC, Reconstructions at Trent Park, Fabulous Floor-Planners, LN Book in Preparation, Forthcoming Conferences.
Issue 25, April 1982
Topics: A Reconstruction of Methodology for Baroque Dance: Gigue Pour Femme (1704) by Janis Pforsich, Chinese Dances in Labanotation: Concluding the Report by Louis Chan from A! R! Issue 24, Working at the LODC, Score Reading – New Related Arts Degree, Studying "Passacaglia", Recording Napoli, Notation at City Literary Institute, Notation – New Forms, Anatomical Notations, "La Vivandiere" for SWRB, "Horseshoe Nails" Have Got Us Off to a Good Start!
Issue 26, July 1982
Topics: SWRB La Vivandiere a Success, Gulbenkian Award to LODT, Michelle Groves – Assistant LODC Director, Book Review, Developments at Surrey University, India Dance Notation, Labanotation Typewriting British Keyboard, DNB/LODC in Discussions, Cachucha Film Available in the U.K., Working with "Cats", Newcastle Notation, Notation News from the RAD, Your Move – Work in Progress, Promotion Continues, Labanotation Wall Charts.
Issue 27, October 1982
Topics: Reconstruction and Revival DCA Conference, DNB AGM and Workshops, British Library Grant, New LODC Staff Member, New LODC publications, Aureole for Diploma Day Performance, The Japanese Bon Dance in Hawaii, Mind, Body, Spirit Festival 1982, Labanotation Prize Award, New Labanotation Publication.
Issue 28, January 1983
Topics: Dance and the Child International Conference Report, Notation Course in Leeds, Surrey University to Offer Dance Studies Degrees, Language of Dance Course, East Berlin in Summer Notation Course, Morris System Publication, Book Review.
Issue 29, April 1983
Topics: Balanchine - Personal Remembrance of Times Past, Dance Research and the Use of Computers, Study of Dance Conference: Dance Analysis and Criticism, Notation for African Drumming, Zelia Wolosky – Dance Markers, Liverpool Notation Course.
Issue 30, July 1983
Topics: Leeder Archives, Choreography Copyright, DNB Annual General Meeting, Intensive Notation Discussions at DNB, Intensive Course at Froebel, Shorthand for -- ? George will do it ..., Dai Ai-Lian Reports on Ancient Notations, Book Reports, "Your Move" about Burst Forth, Maria Bessa – Visitor from Portugal, Material for Theses.