Saturday, May 31, 2014

Topics and Links: 2001 Motif Symposium Proceedings and Comments

Submitted by Charlotte Wile - May 31, 2014

Following are postings that pertain to the symposium “Symbols of Our Community…Moving Forward with Motif,” held at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, August 2-4, 2001.

The postings are divided into two parts. In the first part are selections from the symposium proceedings. In the second part are postings that comment on the symposium.

Selections from the 2001 Motif Symposium Proceedings

by Ann Hutchinson Guest
Topics: traveling; stillness; body shape;
by Charlotte Wile
Topics: carving; axial movement; body portions; directions in traveling and axial movement

by Jimmyle Listenbee 
Topic: Still Forms 

by Charlotte Wile - July 16, 2002
Topics: traveling; direction; stillness and pausing; body configurations; body part organization; rotation and revolution; movement literacy

by Tina Curran, Jimmyle Listenbee, Ann Hutchinson Guest, Karen Bell, Warren Lamb

by Odette Blum, Lucy Venable, John Giffin, Jane Dulieu, Jackie Hand, Peggy Hackney Ilene Fox

by  Edward Warburton

by Jimmyle Listenbee and Jessica Lindberg

by Jane Dulieu,
by Jackie Hand

Comments on the 2001 Motif Symposium

by Naomi Isaacson - June 8, 2001
Topic: 3-D Shape (Still Forms)

Comments on the 2001 Motif Symposium
by Naomi Isaacson - June 8, 2001
Topic: Paths 

by Lucy Venable - June 28, 2001
Topic: Traveling

by Ray Cook - July 2, 2001
Topics: Carving, generic signs, aerial movement, paths, stillness

by Lucy Venable - July 2, 2001
Topic: Still forms

Comments on the 2001 Motif Symposium
by Charlotte Wile - July 2, 2001
Topics: Stillness, traveling, Still Forms

by Ray Cook - July 9, 2001
Topic: Path signs

by Lindsey Hanahan - September 4, 2001
Topic: Carving

by Charlotte Wile - October 11, 2001
Topic: Generic shape indications

by Peggy Hackney - November 9, 2001
Topic: Shape qualities

Friday, May 30, 2014

Topics and Links: 2004 Motif Symposium Proceedings

Submitted by Charlotte Wile - May 30, 2014

Following are selections from “Seeing, Doing and Writing Movement,” Proceedings from the Motus Humanus Advanced Seminar in conjunction with Motif Symposium II, July 15-18, 2004, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Edwardsville, Illinois).

Links Between Motif and Meter in the Course of Observational Movement Analysis
by Kevin T. Frey
Topic: meter

Constructivism in Action: Motif Writing and K-12 Teacher Preparation
by Mila Parrish
Topic: value of Motif Writing in K-12

Motif Description in Contemporary Film: A Framework for Observation
by Kerry DiLeonardo
Topic: using Motif Description to analyze film

Laban’s Effort and Guest’s Dynamics: A Comparative Lexicon
by Jimmyle Listenbee
Topic: Comparison of "Effort" and "Dynamics"

Language of Dance® Master Classes with Ann Hutchinson Guest
by Jimmyle Listenbee
Topic: LOD approach to understanding movement

Monday, May 12, 2014

Topics and Links: DNB Theory Discussions, 1999 - present

Submitted by Charlotte Wile and Mei-Chen Lu - May 12, 2014

The following contains a lists of topics for DNB theory meetings and related discussions from 1999 to present.

       Topics: flexion, bending/folding - unspecified amount 

       Topics: middle level shifts; "an action" vs. "any action."

        Topic: bending – use of the term.

Minutes for the Theory Meeting, June 2003 (Posting #3)
        Topic: general indication for turning on a path
        Topics: mapping Core Working Group meetings; how is Motif Notation being used – directions; motion/destination; place middle; action/appropriate action; stillness/pausing; criteria for developing notation; flexion/extension; standardization of notation; duration of fixed length symbols; turns/rotation; traveling/paths; weight transference; gestural traveling and paths; body portion involvement (whole body/body part).

       Topics: the meaning of a vertical straight line; flexion/extension; stillness; criteria for developing Motif Notation; successive and simultaneous; increase/decrease; center (place middle); direction; dimensions and planes; weight transference; stepping; springs (aerial movement).

       Topics: theory meeting procedures; turns and paths; ballroom dance.

       Topics: altitudes; notating African dance; turns and paths in ballroom dance; top of the head.

       Topics: stepping signs in Motif Notation; notating African dance.

       Topics: floor work staff; bar lines; repeat signs Graham contractions; Addendum - African dance.

       Topics: XML; amount and size of paths.

       Topics: inclusion bows; facing for thumb side of hand; generic cartwheel sign; touching leg gestures.

       Topics: African dance; generic accent sign; generic dynamic signs; phrasing indications; Kinesphere indications; time value of flexion/extension.

       Topics: African dance; palm facing; accent, emphasis; stillness; notation rules.

       Topics: palm and thumb facing; The term “Front Sign”; counting issues; Graham hand and torso contractions; entrances and exits; direction signs – progression of specificity.

       Topics: “Dance Forms” software; distance.

       Topics: near and far; African dance.

       Topics: gestures in circular paths. African dance.         

       Topics: gestures in circular paths; writing the intent of movement; diagonal paths; African dance; initiation sign.

       Topic: timing of touching gestures.

       Topics: timing for supports; remaining over the center of weight; timing of touching gestures; passing and transient touch; lollipop direction symbols.

       Topics: teaching Labanotation; touching gestures; unit timing and specific timing; transient touch.

       Topics: unit timing, revolving on a straight path.

        Topics: revolving on a straight path (swiveling and non-swiveling); unit timing and exact timing; zed carets; focal point; notating various dance styles/genre.

       Topic: photos of meeting participants.

       Topics: ICKL Motif Fellows; unit timing; modification of the “phrasing bow”; indication of the “same” and “different”; diagonal pathways; “any circular path”; indication of distance; duration of flexion; stillness in a starting position; hold sign with gestures; tempo.

       Topics: transient touch; “spring points” (timing of support-touch).

       Topics: unit timing; unfolding sign vs. the back to normal sign; distance indications; flexion and extension.

       Topics: timing of support bows.

       Topics: relationship bows; length of modifying bows; body hold sign; distance indications; turning on a straight path.

       Topics: timing of relationships; timing of vertical bows; body holds and space holds; “measurement signs” and “space signs”; misuse and inconsistency in LN terminology; leg gesture distance from floor vs. the legs distance from each other; swiveling vs. non-swiveling supports; Zack Brown's ICKL proposal.

       Topics: ICKL Motif fellows; “any prime action” vs. “any movement”; tempo signs; revised Agbadza score; movement paradigms and categories; Effort without an action indication; vertical line (terms and meaning).

       Topics: ICKL Motif fellows proposal; palm facing; the reading of pre-signs; phrasing; inclusion bows; generic cartwheel sign; touching leg gesture; accent, emphasis; phrasing; generic Dynamic sign; kinesphere sign; stillness; distance; transient touch; flexion, extension.

       Topics: The role of stagers, reconstructors, and notators; holding and canceling Supports; “weight shift,” “weight transference,” and “steps”; the significance of terms; tilting and shifting.

       Topics: P.W. Pluto’s Paper concerning the timing of supports in tango movement; ownership of scores.

       Topic: steps.

       Topics: Dynamics; Effort.

Minutes for the Open Theory Meeting, August 4, 2010                          
       Topics: tick marks and bar lines; timing and interpretation of steps.

Minutes for the Open Theory Meeting, November 17, 2010 
       Topics: guidelines for ICKL papers; tick marks; timing and interpretation of steps; interpreting notation.

       Topics: “weight”; symbols in relation to tick marks; tap dance; touching/sliding foot hooks; ICKL conference.

       Topic: transient touch; timing of touching gestures; tap dance.

Minutes for the Open Theory Meeting, October 20, 2011
       Topics: distance of a step; placement of a the feet; unit and specific timing; touching gestures.

       Topics: rhythm; unit and specific timing; flexibility vs. rules in Labanotation; altitude and measurement indication.

       Topic: Central, Peripheral, and Transverse (tension, pathways, body portions, initiation).

       Topics: differences between Motif Notation and Labanotation; African dance.

       Topics: thematic notation; KineScribe; Zack Brown's Labanotation text; direction for gestures vs. supports; secret turns.

       Topics: flexion indications in an increasing sign; design drawing on a high surface; phrasing of direction signs.

Minutes for the DNB Theory Meeting, October 13, 2015
     Topics: What process do people use to write notation? How should Labanotation reading and writing be taught?; The derivation of relationship bows; Swinging; Initiation bows.