Response to Iris Garland's December 11, 2000 posting
Submitted by Charlotte Wile - December 11, 2000
As I understand it, Effort Phrasing indications, such as those Peggy Hackney and I have been discussing in this thread, are written vertically in structured Labanotation and Motif Description. They are written horizontally in the system of notation sometimes called "Effort-Shape Phrase Writing," or "Horizontal Phrase Writing." This system of notating is used in the LMA community and may not be familiar to some Labanotators. For further information about it, see:
Cecile Dell, A Primer for Movement Description. pp. 96-107.
Valerie Preston-Dunlop, A Handbook for Modern Dance, pp. 103-104.
Martha Davis, "Laban Analysis of Nonverbal Communication," in Nonverbal Communication: Readings with Commentary, ed. Shirley Weitz; Marion North. Personality Assessment Through Movement.
For a method of notating Effort phrasing in Labanotation (using indications that are somewhat different from those Peggy and I discussed), see:
Vera Maletic, "Dynamics of Dance," ICKL proceedings, 1987, pp. 82-102.
------ "Dynamics of Phrasing in Movement and Dance," ICKL proceedings, 1983, pp. 110-126.
-----"Issues in Phrasing and Effort Annotations of a Humphrey Score," ICKL proceedings, 1989, pp. 105-126.
------- "Qualitative Annotations of Labanotation Scores," ICKL proceedings, 1991, pp. 73-103.
Following are some Motif Description sequences that contain the symbols Peggy and I discussed in our postings.