Attendees: Ray Cook, Joyce Greenberg, Ann Hutchinson Guest, Mei-Chen Lu, Lynne Weber, Charlotte Wile.
TOPICS: The agenda; The process of writing LN.
- Minute 1:15. Suggestions for the agenda were listed.
- Inner focus. (This topic was not discussed at this meeting).
- The derivation of relationship bows.
- Where is the mover in a floor plan pin? (This topic was not discussed at this meeting.)
- Initiation bows.
- What process do people use to write notation? How should Labanotation reading and writing be taught?
- Minute 9:50. Each person at the meeting talked about his/her own process in writing LN.
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- Minute 00:00. More about the process of writing LN.
- Minute 11:20. How should LN reading and writing be taught?
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- Minute 00:00. More about teaching LN .
- Minute 1:40. The derivation of relationship bows.
- Minute 10:10. The evolution of Labanotation (e.g., see Ann Hutchinson Guest, "How Much Laban is There in Labanotation?")
- Minute 14:00. The logic of LN (e.g., "root" symbols.)
- Minute 16:44. Symbols based on "root" symbols vs. symbols that are not related to the system as a whole.
- Minute 19:40. More about the derivation of relationship bows.
- Minute 00:00. Symbols that have more than one meaning. For instance, a dotted (broken) line is used for "resultant movement" and a dotted (broken) curve is used for "near."
- Minute 9:00. "Swinging" - Definitions and indications.
TOPIC:More on swinging.
- Minute 00:00. More on swinging What are the characteristics of swinging? Various ideas were discussed, such as impetus, a change in energy, giving in to gravity, relaxation, Free Flow Effort.
- Minute 10:57. "General swinging" and "true swinging."
TOPICS:More on swinging; "Giving into gravity," "Initiation," "led by."
- Minute 00:14. More on the how the proposed symbols could be interpreted. Also, how might the symbols be modified to indicate other aspects of swinging (e.g., its direction and body portion involvement)?
- Minute 7:52. More on what we mean by "swinging." Which of the following should be included in how it is depicted: initiation, arc like, a change in energy, relation to gravity?
- Minute 10:25. The difference between the concept of "giving in to gravity" (i.e., "Heavy") and "initiation" (i.e., the impetus of a movement or where in the body the movement begins).
- Minute 13: 37. "Initiation" vs. "led by."
TOPIC: More on initiation.
- Minute 00:14. Should initiation bows be drawn short or long? For instance, always drawing them short may help support the idea that initiation occurs at the beginning of a movement. On the other hand, maybe the bow should be as long as length of the movement(s) it modifies. That would make it possible to show the initiation of a phrase of movements.
- Minute 10:05. Other ideas for drawing the initiation bow. For instance, the curved part of the bow could be dotted. Or the beginning of the bow could be solid and the end could be dotted.
- Minute 13:45. Using an indication such as a dotted initiation bow to show the "point of interest."