Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Dance Notation Bureau Teachers' Bulletin (1964-1965, 1977-1982, 1988)

Submitted by Charlotte Wile - January 7, 2015; updated September 26, 2015

Facsimiles digitized from the Dance Notation Bureau Collection at Ohio State University’s Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute by support from the Dance Preservation Fund. 

The Dance Notation Bureau Teachers' Bulletin was published from 1964 to 1965, 1977 to 1982, 1988.

The purpose of the Teachers' Bulletin was to "provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, methods of teaching, and other relevancies; to provide an outlet for new developments in the field of notation research."

Teacher's Bulletin, Issue 1 (1964?)
Topic: "Reading," by Lucy Venable; Notation Quiz

Teacher's Bulletin, Issue 2 (October 1964)
Topics: Notation Symbols [by Carl Wolz];  Proposed Changes in Labanotation.

Teacher's Bulletin, Issue 3 (April 1965)
Topics: "Dictation," by Alan Miles; Notices; Corrections; True and False Quiz on Proposed Changes.

Teacher's Bulletin, Issue 4 (1965?)
Topic: "More on Reading," by Alan Miles.

DNB Teacher's Bulletin,  No. 1 (February, 1977)
Topics: "Professional Dance Repertory and the College Dancer," by K. Wright Dunkley, assisted by Barbara Katz;  Report of the 1976 Labananalysis Workshop, Part II, July 5-July 9, 1976; Concerning Revised Editions; Clarification for Folding-Unfolding; Cancellations of Twists and Rotations in the Torso; Clarification of the Convention Applied When Writing Stepping Out of a Position on Two Feet;  Teacher Certification Course; Correction (Elementary Study Guide); Summer Courses at Ohio State University;  Gail Grant Dictionary of Classical Ballet in Labanotation, by Alan Miles.

DNB Teacher's Bulletin, No. 2 (November, 1977)
Topics: "The Compiler Introduces: Readings in Modern Dance, Vol. 2", by Michele Varon; The Labanotator Revised; The Foot-Hook Rag," [Labanotation by Georgette Weisz Amowitz]; Guidelines for Creating Various Contributors to a Notation Score; "Report on the 1977 ICKL Conference," by Mary Jane Warner; Repertory, by M Varon; Congratulations; The Big City (Fragment) by Kurt Jooss, [Labanotation by Airi Hynninen]; Suggestions for Correcting and Grading Papers, by Odette Blum; "Presenting the Basic Elements of Labanotation" by Odette Blum; Correction, by Wendy Hilton; How to Check Material Prepared for Your Students."

DNB Teachers' Bulletin No. 3 (April 1978)
Topic: Technical Report: ICKL 1977.

DNB Teachers' Bulletin No. 4 (June 1979)
Topics: "A Different Approach to the Teaching of Labanotation," by Muriel Topaz; "An Exploration in Score Interpretation," by Judy Van Zile; Kunst Dictionary Now Available; Poof; Current Holdings," by Daniel A. Phillips.

DNB Teachers' Bulletin No. 5 (March 1980)
Topics: "Laban's Influence in China," by Tai Ai-Lien; "Teaching Labanotation to Children: When, Why, How" by Elizabeth W. Miller; "Notation in Context(s)" (A review of Alan Salter's Perspectives on Notation)by Robert Ellis Dunn;  "Scores Submitted to DNB for Inclusion in Master File and Archive, "by Richard Ploch; "The Educational Dance Score Registry: Submit Your Scores," by Daniel Phillips; Intermediate Study Guide Addendum; ICKL Conference Summer 1979," by Billie Lepczyk; "The Sailor's Hornpipe," notation by Jill Lind Beck.

DNB Teachers' Bulletin No. 6 (May 1980)
Topics: "A New Approach to Introducing Notation," by Odette Blum; Technical Report: ICKL 1979. 

DNB Teachers' Bulletin No. 7 (Nov 1980)
Topics: "EDSR: The Beginnings of a Free Market on Dance Scores," by Dan Phillips; "Dance Style Analysis," by Billie Lepczyk; "A New Idea That Needs Your Help," by Dan Phillips; Books on Sale; Announcements; Coming in the Spring Teacher's Bulletin; Unfolding; Moving Into and Out of Open Positions"; "Variation III From 'Pas de Six'," choreography and notation by George Montague.

DNB Teachers' Bulletin No. 8 (June 1981)
Topics: "Notating Japanese Bon Dances As Performed in Hawaii," by Judy Van Zile; "Labanotation Scores As Resource For Analysis: An Examination of the Relationship Between Existing Music and Dance in the Work of Doris Humphrey," by Stephanie Jordan; "The Great Debate: How to Use Labanotated Scores?," by Jill Beck; "Track Pins," by Ilene Fox; "Sample Adage Using Track Pins," notated by Jane Marriett; "New Teaching Materials"; "Excerpt From Theme and Variations, Variation 1," choreography and notation by Ray Cook.

DNB Teachers' Bulletin No. 9 (November 1981)
Topics: "Report on the Theory Discussions With Ann Hutchinson at the Dance Notation Bureau, New York, June 9-12, 1981", by Ilene Fox; "Excerpts from That All American Game," choreography and notation by Judith Allen.

DNB Teachers' Bulletin No. 10 (May 1982)
Topics: "Preface to the Technical Report of the International Council of Kinetography Laban, 1981"; "Technical Report of the ICKL, Part I"; "The Kashmiri Nautch," choreography by Ruth St. Denis, notation by Jane Marriett; "Technical Report of the ICKL, Part II".

DNB Teachers' Bulletin (Fall 1988)

Topics: "Have you Considered a Career as a Professional Notator?"; "Partners in Re-Creating the Past: Billy the Kid at Florida State University," by Patrice L. Whiteside et al; "Publications"; "ICKL Votes to Eliminate the Staple," by Ilene Fox; "Career Focus: The Staff Notator," by Leslie Rotman; "Reseach Profiles"; "Reading 'Real' Dances," by Judy Van Zile; Motif News & Some Questions for the Future," by Lucy Venable; "Viewing Labanotation in a Larger Context," by Peggy Hackney.

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