Friday, December 23, 2016

Variation of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker

Submitted by Mei-Chen Lu – December 23, 2016

The notation score of variation of the "Sugar Plum Fairy" from the Tschaikovski-Petipa ballet "The Nutcracker" is now available for download.  It was danced by Alicia Markova, prima ballerina at the time, and notated by Ann Hutchinson Guest in 1957.

Markova was an outstanding interpreter of this role and made comments of this dance:

"The essence of this variation should be like spun sugar.  Technically it should be danced in a very classical form, but not as bravura variation to dazzle and bring applause.  The success it merits should come from its delicacy and gentle grace, expressing the sweet goodness which is the quality of the Sugar Plum Fairy, who is dancing to entertain little Clara in the Kingdom of Sweets."

This score was published and copyrighted by the DNB in 1957.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Irmgard Bartenieff Papers at University of Maryland

Submitted by Mei-Chen Lu, December 6, 2016

Susan L. Wiesner, an archivist at University of Maryland, created a finding aid for Irmgard Bartenieff Papers between 1920 to 1981.  These papers were gift from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies to the University of Maryland.  The Bartenieff papers are arranged into 13 series, including six restricted files.  The remainder of the collection is open for research at Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.  

SERIES 1 Personal items
  1. Art work
  2. Memorial/Remembrances
  3. Memorabilia
  4. Financial/Legal records
  5. Health
  6. CVs/Resumes/Licensures
  7. Memory Aids
SERIES 2 Correspondence
  1. Personal Letters
  2. Professional letters
  3. Postcards/Cards/Invitations
SERIES 3 Research/Scholarship
  1. Laban Theory (Effort/Shape, Choreutics)
  2. Motif, Notation, Kinetography Laban
  3. Baroque/Historic Dance Forms
  4. Physical Therapy/Dance therapy
  5. Notes, Notebooks
  6. Fundamentals
  7. Choreometrics/Ethnic Studies
  8. Choreography
  9. Lectures, Demonstrations
  10. Translations/Transcripts
  11. Resources
Series 4 Publications Materials
  1. Book drafts/Notes
  2. Bound (soft) Manuscripts “Body Movement”
  3. Articles/Papers
  4. Film scripts/notes
  5. Contracts/Legal
Series 5 Pedagogy
  1. Course Handouts
  2. Syllabi/Outlines/Schedules/Class lists
  3. Course proposals/Curriculum development
  4. Course Announcements
  5. Exams/Assessments
  6. Course Feedback
  7. Course Notes
  8. Faculty
Series 6 Performance-related documents

1. Programs
2. Ephemera
3. Posters/Broadsides

Series 7 Publicity
  1. Press about IB
  2. PR/Reviews/ads about “Body Movement”
  3. press about LIMS

Series 8 Other Publications/Work
  1. Books
  2. Article/book chapter
  3. Academic papers
  4. Journals/magazines/newsletters
  5. Brochures/booklets
  6. Manuals
  7. Notes and notebooks
Series 9 Organisational materials
  1. LIMS
  2. DNB
  3. ADTA
  4. ICKL
  5. CORD
  6. ADG
  7. Other organizations
Series 10 Non-print media

1. Video/Film 
2. Audio
3. Photographs 

4. Slides

Series 11 Ephemera
  1. Book inserts (bookmarks)
  2. Promotional materials
Series 12 Scores
  1. Labanotation
  2. Music
  3. Baroque/Feuillet
  4. Scripts and Graphic scores
Series 13 Clippings
  1. Clippings General
  2. Clippings Used for Study 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

One Score, Three Different Dances

Submitted by Mei-Chen Lu - November 16, 2016

Last summer I taught "Motif Notation Workshop" at Beihe Dance Theater in Nanjing China.

All the students received the same Motif Notation score as a part of their final exam.  They were required to create a dance based on the score.  They had a choice of using music to accompany the movement.  For instance, the second dancer in the video chose music that suited her choreography.

Each student interpreted the score using their own ideas.  Each had a different movement style and preference.  Thus, twenty-eight students create twenty-eight different dances.  Video shows three dancers as examples.

Motif Notation is a great tool for creative process.  It also shows how dance can be analyzed and documented like literature and music.

(See also Motif Notation in China)


Monday, November 7, 2016

DNBulletin (1997-2010)

Submitted by Mei-Chen Lu - November 7, 2016

DNBulletin was one of the DNB publications, first edited by Senta Driver from 1997 to 2005, later by Oona Haaranen and Jessica Lindberg from 2008 to 2010.  It was published three times a year,  and recorded the news from the DNB in New York and the Extension at Ohio State.

Fall 1997, Volume 1, Number 1
Contents: We're Back; Ann Hutchinson Guest Honored; Spotlight; 1999 in Philadelphia; On the Road; Passing the Torch; The Library; Muriel Topaz, Guggenheim Fellow; Extension News; The New Elementary Labanotation Study Guide is Now Available.

Winter 1998, Volume 1, Number 2
Contents: DNB Honors Terlizzi; 1999 in Philadelphia Update; Notator Training; Spotlight; NEA Funds Interface Project; Graphic Aids Available; Website link; Call for Notation Sessions; Humphrey Coaching Videos; PAC Matters; Hong Kong Activities; Extension News.

Spring 1998, Volume 1, Number 3
Contents: Maria Grandy Schorr, 1937-1998; Major Grant from NIPAD; With A Little Help from Our Friends; Guggenheim for Ann Hutchinson Guest; The Library; Extension News; DNB at the Conferences; Spotlight.

Fall 1998, Volume 2, Number 1
Contents: New Home for DNB; The Maria Grandy Circulating Collection; Spotlight; Lucy Venable Honor; ADF's Margot Lehman Project; Finds; Notators at CORD; The Library; Extension News; Offenbach in Missouri.

Winter 1999, Volume 2, Number 2
Contents: Gala to Honor Reinserts; Helen Priest Rogers; Spotlight; First Forsythe; Opening the House; Runup to the 60th; The Library; Dancing in the Millennium; Extension News; At the Conferences; Mason's Guest; Motif Video; Life Forms/LabanWriter Update.

Spring 1999, Volume 2, Number 3
Contents: Saving Dance Treasures;; Runup to the 60th; Realizing the Full Value of Scores; How Has LN Served You?  The Library; Extension News; Hoffman's New Technology.

Fall 1999, Volume 3, Number 1
Contents: Database Planning Grant; Helen Priest Rogers Collection; Spotlight; Erick Hawkins; Runup to the 60th; The Library; ICKL at Barcelona; Extension News; CLIP to Learn Elementary LN; Millennium Dates.

Winter 2000, Volume 3, Number 2
Contents: May Anniversary Party; 60th Anniversary Repertory Project; Runup to the 60th; Profile; The Library; Join US on LabanTalk; Extension News; Advanced Text Update; LN at La Scala.

May 2000, Volume 3, Number 3
Contents: Happy Anniversary to Us; The Guest of Honor; Brief History, in Milestones; The Notators; The Library; Shepherds; The DNB Extension for Education and Research at The Ohio State University; Professional Counsel; Laban Movement Analysis; The School.

Fall 2000, Volume 4, Number 1
Contents: Honored by Our Own; Saving America's Agnes de Mille; Bob Shapiro Profile; Notation Teachers' Website; Library Report; OSU Extension News; Earl Ubell on Past and Future; Restating Assistance Available; DNB Presence in DC, Tokyo.

Winter 2001, Volume 4, Number 2
Contents: DNB's Broadway; Disappearing Legacies; Leni Wylliams, with a Little Help from His Friends; Library Report; OSU Extension News; Honorary Board Formed; Hines Taps Mahoney; LN as a Language; Goodbye, Earl, and Thanks.

Spring 2001, Volume 4, Number 3
Contents: NEH Funds Interface; Enhancing Effort in Ailey Scores; Notators Onward, Upward; Ambassador in Asia; Library Report; OSU Extension News; LN for Anthropology; Broadcast News.

Fall 2001, Volume 5, Number 1
Contents: 11 September 2001; New Board Leadership; A Team for Robbins Project; When the Memory-Based Restager Is Notation-Trained; Mira Kim Profile; Alliance of Dance Notation Educators; Notator Hired for German Company Staff; Library Report; OSU Extension News; Broadcast News; Fox to Address Brazil Conference.

Winter 2002, Volume 5, Number 2
Contents: Les Salons du Bureau; Farewell to Carl Wolz; Legacy, for the World; Lynne Weber Profile; LODC Courses and New Patrons; Task Force on LN Teacher Certification; Library Report; OSU Extension News; Notation on Their Minds in Texas; On Naming What We Do; Fox in Ballet Review.

Spring 2002, Volume 5, Number 3
Contents: Les Salons du Bureau II, Tudor's Planets Redivivus; Sally Brayley Bliss Profile; A French Champion for LN; ICKL Calls for Papers; Library Report; OSU Extension News; Long-Distance Learning; Dance Notation (Speakers') Bureau; Finally, the DNB Note Card Series; LN Serving You II; Matchmaking ABT+DNB.

Fall 2002, Volume 6, Number 1
Contents: New Foundation Support; Spotlight: an Enhanced Artist/LN Restager Collaboration; Profile; The Library; OSU Extension News; Margot Lehman Project: Standing Room Only; Dance Notation (Speakers') Bureau; Department of Enduring Fame.

Winter 2003, Volume 6, Number 2
Contents: Benefit Toast at Graham; Staff Moves; Spotlight: Dual Notators; Profile; The Library; OSU Extension News; Debugging LW 4.4; Taiwan Conference's Draw; Broadcast News.

Spring 2003, Volume 6, Number 3
Contents: Micky Topaz, 1932-2003; Asian Conference Rescheduled; Correction; Spotlight: Tudor on Stage; Profile; The Library; OSU Extension News; Summer at the Y with Guest; Hill/Wolz Award to Mira Kim.

Fall 2003, Volume 7, Number 1
Contents: Fox's 25th Saluted; Beverly Jensen; Spotlight: First Mark Morris Score; Profile; Visualizing the Score; Ann Hutchinson Guest Honored; The Newest Notator; Successful Y Conference; The Library; OSU Extension News; Panel Beat; Conference Call; Call for Members.

Winter 2004, Volume 7, Number 2
Contents: May Benefit; Spotlight: Building LabanDancer; Profile; 'Smart' Software Summit; Robbins Foundation Requests Encore; The Library; OSU Extension News; Notators in Print; Funds for Restaging.

Spring 2004, Volume 7, Number 3
Contents: Ohio Notation Summit; Delmas Foundation Supports Two Scores; Spotlight: Pilobolus' Second, Delaney's First; Profile; The Library; OSU Extension News; Dance Treasures on Tour; I'll Just Phone the Score; *Send Me a Card*.

Fall 2004, Volume 8, Number 1
Contents: Benefit Parties Everywhere; Spotlight: Martha Graham; Profile; The Library; OSU Extension; Four Conferences in Asia; And There She Goes Again; New on Board; Faithful Members.

Winter 2005, Volume 8, Number 2
Contents: From Ilene Fox; A Lot of Help From Our Friends; Spotlight: Afternoon of a Faun; Profile; The Library; OSU Extension; What Does That Mean By You?; LN's Activist in Taiwan.

Spring 2005, Volume 8, Number 3
Contents: Spotlight: Cascade of New Texts; Other Publication News; Profile; Notation in Russia; And in Texas, and in Jamaica; ICKL in London; The Library; OSU Extension.

Fall 2005, Volume 9, Number 1
Contents: Got Through All of Last Year, and We're Here; The New Team; New Approaches to Teacher Training; Training the Notators; Profile; The Library; OSU Extension.

Spring 2007, Volume 10, Number 1
Contents: Interview with New Directors; SMU: A New LN Center; Report from OSU; New Elementary Exams; Sagittal Forward Progress; Interview with V. Mockabee; Announcements from DNB.

Fall 2007, Volume 10, Number 2
Contents: Dr. Guest Celebrates Her Birthday and Updated Book Launch; ICKL 2007: New Mixture and Lively Presentations; News from DNB; News from the DNB Extension at OSU; Interview with Notator Ray Cook; Limón Living Archive Project; In Memoriam; Membership Drive; Wish List.

Spring 2008, Volume 11, Number 1
Contents: Peter Quanz; Mounting Steps at OSU; News from the DNB; News from the DNB Extension; Interview with Sandra Aberkalns; 2008 Global Laban Celebration; DNB Wish List.

Winter 2008-2009, Volume 11, Number 2
Contents: Entrances and Exists; News from the DNB; News from the DNB Extension; Interview with Mary Corey; Score of Morris Exercises; Interview with Mira Kim.

Winter 2010, Volume 12, Number 1
Contents: News from the DNB; Interview with Jennifer Garda, News from the DNB Extension; Interview with Patty Harrington Delaney.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Motif Notation in China

Motif Notation in China
Submitted by Mei-Chen Lu - October 31, 2016

Mei-Chen Lu, Director of Library Services at the DNB, taught three Motif Notation Workshops in Beijing and Nanjing, China, in July and September 2016.  Mei studied Motif Notation with Charlotte Wile, who is an expert in this area and is also the main teacher of the DNB's Movement Observation and Motif Notation Online Course.  Mei spent a couple of months translating materials into Chinese.  During the translation process, Mei and Charlotte had numerous theory discussions to clarify theory issues.  As far as Mei knows, this is the first time an in-depth course in Motif Notation has been offered in China.  

Mei's students explored Motif Notation concepts through guided improvisation, analysis of movement, individual and group compositions based on given scores, observation activities, and writing their own scores.   By the end of the course, her students had a better understanding of body anatomy,  relationship to the space, score documentation, as well as using the Motif Notation as an inspiration for creative and expressive movement.

Here are two short clips of her Nanjing students doing a "Fall" study and a "Flexion and Extension" study.

Fall Study

Flexion and Extension Study

Many of her students have started using Motif Notation in their teaching.  More to be shared in the future.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Action! Recording! (1976-2003)

Submitted by Mei-Chen Lu and Charlotte Wile - January 29, 2016 (updated May 16, 2016)

Action! Recording! was published by the Language of Dance Center (LODC) and later by Labanotation Institute at the University of Surrey.

The links below are the facsimiles of issues published between 1976 -2003.  There are some missing issues.  If you have the missing issue, please send us a hard copy or digital file in PDF or JPEG.

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)
Note: If you have the missing issue, please send us a hard copy or digital file in PDF or JPEG.

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.

Topics: Italy – Traditional Dance Conference, Dance Critics Conference, Mohiniyattam, DNB PAC Meeting, Notators' Organization, Anthropologist or Archeologist, Michelle Groves – New RAD Appointment, Jude Siddall – Active Notator at LODC, LODC Outpost at Surrey University, British Library Aids Move to Surrey, Promotion and Public Relations Advisor, Sacred Dance Publication in Preparation.

Topics: Balanchine Style and Approach to Ballet Technique, ICKL Conference – 1983, First International Notation Congress in Israel, Language of Dance Extension at Surrey, Sponsorship for Notation, Research in Traditional Dance Forms, Corso Di Danza Populare, Budapest Course for GDR Students, A Description (After the Manner of Gertrude Stein) of Carl Hageman Dancing Sestetto, Book Reviews, "Your Move" – It Wasn't Our Fault!, Focus on the Cachucha, Intensive LN Course for Russians.

Topics: A Personal Tribute to Mary Skipping, M.B.E., Stop Press, Application of Labanotation to Animal Movements, Courses, Arizona State University Visit, Copyright Law – Dance, U.K. Centre for Movement Notation, LODC Activities, Notation Report from the RAD, Book Report, Obituary.

Topics: National Inquiry – Notation Centre for the U.K., Systems of Notation, Shadowily, O-Level Dance Syllabus, LODC News, Guest Lecturer, Israel – International Movement Notation Congress, Hungary – Second Soviet Course in Budapest, International Movement Notation Alliance, DNB Activities, Obituary, Stop Press.

Topics: International Notation Conference, Anthropological Considerations, Focus on the Three Systems, People and Places, Staff and Visitors at the LODC, Dance Connection Summer School, New B.A. Course at Surrey, Repertory Course, Book Reviews, "A Vision of Dynamic Space" by Rudolf Laban, Labanotation Scores: An International Bibliography.

Topics: Dance Notation – Copyright Questions, Exhibit of Educational Use of Labanotation in the U.K., "The Ballerinas" Film Includes Cachucha, British Choreographic Excerpts Completed, Early Graham Technique, Revival of Lester Pas de Quatre, A Change in the Air for LODC.

Topics: Lisa Ullmann – A Little Known Notation Exploration, Your Move Course in Norway, Dance Archaeology – The Nuns Revived, Schillinger System of Dance Notation, S.D.R. Bournonville Day, Patrons of the LODC, Nigerian Dance Notation, You Should Know..., Labanotation Institute, RAD Grade Dances Published.

Topics: John Martin (1893-1985), The Labanotation Institute at the University of Surrey, A Mixed Menu at the Vienna Opera, Cunningham Style, Lorenz Senior Citizen Dances, Curriculum Development Project, American Dance Guild Conference in Tucson, DNB Advanced LN Discussions.

Topics: Dr. Ann Hutchinson Guest – A Woman of Our Time, No. 17 Holland Park, Trans-Atlantic Whiz-Kid or Now It Can be Told, Labanotation Song (excerpt), The Guests and Ballet for All, A Change for Action! Recording!, Labanotation Institute, Labanotation Institute at Surrey University.

Topics: Editorial, DNB Teachers Certification Course, NRCD Weekend Courses for Teachers,
U.K. News, International News, Transcribing Traditional Dances of Britain, Study of Dance Conference 4: Choreography – Principles and Practice, Jooss, Leeder, Ullmann Articles, Notation Systems Compared, Graph Method of Dance Notation, Labanotation Textbook Translations, For Ann Hutchinson, National Resource Centre for Dance Summer School!

Topics: Editorial, Courses 1985/86, The Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the International Council of Kinetography Laban was Held at Brighton Polytechnic, England from 2nd - 13th August, 1985, U.K. News, International News, Computerized Movement Notation – A Disc Programme for the BBC Model B Microcomputer and Dot Matrix Printer Using Kientography Laban, Advanced Labanotation Textbook, New Dance Notation Book in Preparation, Intermediate/Advanced Course in Labanotation 1986/87.

Topics: The International Council of Kinetography Laban, Reflections on Notation and the GCE 'A' Level Syllabus, A Student's View, My Impressions of Labanotation, Correspondence Course, One Step Ahead, Editor's Notes, Labanotation Score Paper, 8sq/inch, International News, Course Report 4-6 July 1986, Stop Press!, Notation in Brighton Polytechnic, Chelsea School of Human Movement, Review, 16 Dances in 16 Rhythms by Ted Shawn, Intermediate/Advanced Courses in Labanotation, 1986/87

Topics: Editorial, Steering Committee of the Labanotation Institute, October 1986, Obituary, UK News, Resources for Teaching Dance, The Calaban Project, International News, News Release – France, Recent Publication, Labanotation in Spanish, Correction, Labanotation Teacher Certification Course in London, Summer 1987.

Topics: Editorial, Stop Press!, US News, Open Learning Project at North Herts College, Soiree Musicale for Central Ballet, Labanotation Teachers' Certification Course, Press Release, Labanotation at Trent Park, Middlesex Polytechnic, International News, The Colorful Olden Days, Graph Method of Dance Notation, 16 Dances in 16 Rhythms by Ted Shawn, Obituary – Bryce Cobain.

Topics: Editorial, UK News, International Council of Kinetography Laban 1987 Conference, International News Ann Hutchinson Guest writes of her recent visit to the USA, Ann Hutchinson Guest A Visiting Faculty Member at City College, New York, Award by Dance Australia Magazine, The Second International Congress on Movement Notation, Workshop Day.

Topics: Editorial, Courses 1987/88, UK News, The Calaban Project, 'Kinotate': A Dance Notation Package for BBC Microcomputers, International News, Building a Collection, Book Report, The Labanotation Institute Is Planning a Workshop Day, Beyond Performance: Dance Scholarship Today, 10-15 June 1988, Essen, Federal Republic of Germany.

Topics: Labanotation Teachers' Certification Course Froebel Institute College, Roehampton, 16-31 July, 1987, Motif Description and Creative Dance Designing A Teaching Programme for Children (Part I), Courses, Spring 1988, US News, International News, Newcomers at the ICKL Conference, Wanted! Labanotation Institute Logo.

Topics: Labanotation Workshop, UK News, International News, Motif Description and Creative Dance: Designing A Teaching Programme for Children (Part II), ICKL Conference, 1987, Additions to the Library, The Nijinsky Project – The Score of "Faune", Ann Hutchinson Guest, Claudia Jeschke, Nijinsky's Score, Trial of the Movement Sequences, A Recording of the Music, A Separate Book.

Topics: Joffrey – A Retrospective, Editorial Notes, UK News, The Labanotation Institute, Notation Projects 87/88, Courses in Labanotation 1988/89, Cost of Services of LI (from 1/09/88), Obituary, Oversea News, ANTAM – LN Book in Italian, Chinese Notation System Makes International Debut, Additions to the Library, Notice! Notice! Notice!

Topics: On the Move, DNB Teacher Certification Course, UK News, Professor Sadamu Ohteru, New Resources from the National Resource Centre for Dance, Special Chinese Dance Program, Dance and the Child International Conference, Calaban – A Report on the Activities of 1988, Bedford College of Higher Education Interactive-Video Research Project.

Topics: Editor's Notes, Stop Press, UK News, Overseas News, Report by Reg and Maureen Howlett on 'Kinotate' – The BBC Microcomputer Program for Labanotation, Report on 'Kinotate' (1), Report on 'Kinotate' (2), UK Institutions and Notation, Notation at Chelsea School of Human Movement (Brighton Polytechnic), Notation in West Sussex Institute of Higher Education (Dance Courses), Notation at the University of Surrey, Notation at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance, Documented Historical and Analytical Study of Chinese Ritual and Ceremonial Dance from the Second Millennium BC to the Thirteenth Century, Notation at Birmingham Polytechnic Faculty of Education.

Topics: Editor's Notes, UK News, National Resource Centre for Dance, University of Surrey (NRCD), Jude Siddall – Visiting Lecturer at the University of Washington, Madame Dai Ai-Lian, Advanced Labanotation, The Labanotator, Nijinsky's "Afternoon of a Faun", Notation at Middelsex Polytechnic, Notation at Roehampton Institute of Higher Education, ICKL Conference Proceedings, 1987, Wanted!! Pre 1985 ICKL Conference Proceedings, Manual Basico de Cinetografia Laban, Limon-Based Modern Dance Technique, RAD – Labanotation of the New Major Syllabus, Ballet Center Work, The Labanotation Teachers' Certification Course in London, Summer 1990.

Topics: Official Opening of National Resource Centre for Dance, UK News, Natural Movement Archives, Natural Movement Archives, Black Dance Development Trust, Calaban, Publications, The Labanotation Teachers' Certification Course in London, Summer 1990.

Topics: A Tribute to Daphne Tribe, Bournonville Unknown Choreography Project, Europe's First Professor of Dance, Notation at Crewe and Alsager College of High Education, Language of Dance Introduced in Dance School, Language of Dance Courses, December Language of Dance Cours in London, 1953 Discussions on Dynamics, LabanWriter, Promotion for Janos Fugedi, 6th International Movement Notation Alliance Conference, 'Coming Home' Education Pack, Dance Studies, Volume 12, Njijnsky - Prelude a l'Apres-midi d'un Faune, Recently Published, Addition to the Library, Stop-Press.

Topics:  L'Apres-midi d'un Faune, Nijinsky – As Revealed Through His Notation System and Score of "Faune", Nijinsky's Faune – Progress Report, Nijinsky's Faune – Successful Revivals, Nijinsky Centenary Commemorations, Visit to Russia in March 1990, Rudolf Laban – An Introduction to His Work and Influence, Advance Notice – Dance Research Conference Dance and European Modernism 1900-1939.

Topics: The Board of Directors, staff and friends of the Dance Notation Bureau Salute Ann Hutchinson Guest, Founder, on the Occasion of Our 50th Anniversary, Dance Notation Bureau's 50th Anniversary, Labanotation in China, The 1990 Hong Kong International Dance Conference, I.M.N.A. 6th International Conference June 1990 Reconstructing from a Score: Who Are we? What Do we Do?, The Lims Conference, DNB Teacher Certification Course, Australia Colleges Work Together on Labanotation Projects, The Language of Dance Summer School, 5th Hong Kong International Dance Conference 15-28 July 1990, Report by Stephanie Jordan, UK Register of Labanotation, Soda Lake Resource Materials, Volunteers at the LI, News Items.

Topics: Thoughts on Labananalysis and Gender Studies, The Green Table – from Page to Stage, Clare Ledbury, Language of Dance in Action!, Exploring Language of Dance, Bochum International Dance Festival, Teaching in France, Antipodean News – A Report, Labanotation Activities in Australia, Tomlinson Manuscript Discovered, 'Romanotation', The Language of Spanish Dance, Choreography and Dance – An International Journal: Volume 1 Part 3 A Revival of Nijinsky's Original L'Apres-midi d'un Faune, Language of Dance Studies, Imminent Publications in This Series, Language of Dance Series – Imminent Publication No. 3 – Nijinsky's Faune Restored, About to Be Reissued, Be Prepared for September!, Announcements, For Sale.

Issue 62 (missing)
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Topics: North Korean Dance Notation System, News from Australia – Leading the Way in Tertiary Dance Exchange, Documenting the Dance – A New Dimension in Tertiary Dance Exchange, More News from Australia, News from Hungary, News from France, Notation Day, European Seminar of Kinetography, Editorial.

Topics: Reopening of the Paris Opera Library and Museum, Educational Use of Notation in Paris, Language of Dance (LOD) Interest, Juilliard Dance Notation Students Do it Again, The European Seminar for Kinetography (ESK), Teaching in Brazil, Report from the Sigurd Leeder School of Dance, Editorial.

Topics: Dance & Technology – A Conference Pointing Toward The Future, CLIP – Computerized Labanotation Instructional Program, An Interesting Method of Notation, Professor and Head of Division of Dance Studies, Dancer's Glancer – A Quick Guide to Labanotation, Dance Videos, Editorial.

Topics: Kurt Jooss – 60 Years of The Green Table, The Chamo (Alphabet) System of Dance Notation of North Korea, Using Labanotation Day to Day, Introduction to African Dance, Ukrainian Dance: The Lodckolomykia, Movement Writing and Analysis at the Conservatoire National Superior de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Jade '93 Committee, News from the NRCD, University of Surrey Awards Honorary Doctorate to Eminent Modern Dance Choreographer Richard Alston, Editorial.

Topics: Resources for Dance Education and Training: Labanotation, Notation Scores, A Summary the Language of Dance Centre 25th Anniversary, Society for Dance Research, A Charles Wiedman Project at London School of Contemporary Dance, Nijinsky's Faune at University of Michigan, The Path Rises Project – Denison University, Tudor Ballet – Soiree Musicale, Sokolow Ballade Just Out, Publications in Preparation, The Zurich Ballet Presents Two Reconstructed Works, New Video Information Doris Humphrey Technique: The Creative Potential, Dance Notation Bureau – Emphasis on Education, The Nutmeg Ballet and School, The 7th Saitama International Creative Dance Contest, Editorial.

Topics: The 18th Conference of the International Council of Kinetography Laban (Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 29 July-4 August 1993), National Resource Centre for Dance, Documentation Workshop at Jacob's Pillow, An Intensive Three-week LOD Foundation Course, Society of Dance History Scholars 1994 Conference, Movement Notation As A Tool in Education, Editorial.

Topics: Paul Taylor Day at Jacob's Pillow, Language of Dance Foundation Course, Book Review, The Royal Academy of Dancing Grades Examination Syllabus in Labanotation, The Lisa Ullmann Space Studies Project, Profile – Oona Harranen, Contact Improvisation Conference, European Student Dance Conference, April 1994, L'Apres-midi d'un Faune, Australian Report, Editorial.

Topics: The Language of Dance in Education, From the Gordon and Breach Publishing Group, European Student Dance Conference, Amsterdam, April 1994, Doris Humphrey Centennial, Meeting of the Americas for Dance – World Dance Alliance Holds General Assembly of Western Hemisphere Nations, 1994 News from the Centre National D'Ecriture du Mouvement, Conservatoire National Superior de Musique et de Danse de Paris, News Release from Department of Dance Studies, University of Surrey, News Releases from the National Resource Centre for Dance, Editorial.

Topics: Movement Analysis, Labananalysis – What is It? Labanotation Institute and Kokuma Dance Theatre, Ballroom Blitz, The DACI Conference, The Labanotation Institutes Professional Diploma in Labanotation, The Language of Dance Foundation Certification Course, Dance and Technology, Obituary (Maria Szentpal 1919-1995), Forthcoming Events, Publications, Snippets, Editorial.

Topics: A Basic Approach to Teaching Labanotaiton, Focus on Dance, My Year at Ohio State University, Danscores, Language of Dance in the Sydney Area, Danse Notes, Dance and Technology, How to Walk Forward Up a Wall, Nijinsky's Faune Restored, Editorial.

Issue 77, April1996
Topics: Innovative approaches [in Movement Analysis], Tap Shorthand, Danse Valencia, "Choreo-Cut-Outs" and "The Magic Circle," Dance Summer School 1996, Courses Available at the Labanotation Institute.

Issue 78/79, October/November 1996
Topics: The Choreographic Notebook, Random Dance Company, The Application of Computers, Rosemary Butcher: In Retrospect, Courses on Offer at the Labanotation Institute.

Topics: [Motus Humanus] Conference Reports, Movement Analysis in Psychiatry and Action Research, Teaching Tomorrow's Teachers, Professional Diploma in Labanotation, Teachers Studio, National Association of Labanotation Teachers, Teaching Resources, Publication Catalogue, Courses, Laban Around the Globe, News Release from Language of Dance Centre.

Issue 82, July 1998
Topics: [International Council of Kinetography Laban, Dance and The Child International] Conference Reports, Dance and Technology, Education and Training, Reviews and Resources, Announcements, Calendar of Events.

Topics: A Vision for the Laban Institute, Learning Dance Studies in the Context of Choreutics, Project Patron, A Level of Resources, Courses at Laban Institute.

Issue 85-88 (missing)
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Topics: What is Laban Movement Analysis? Movement Pattern Analysis,  Some Aspects of the Use of Notation for Choreography, New Administrator: Jo Planinshek introduces herself...

Topics: Kurt Jooss: Big City; Rethinking Notation in Education: Movement Literacy as a Road to Teaching, Learning and Creativity; Notating 'Pyramiderna'; Letters to the Editor

Issue 91/92, February 2003
Topics: Laban Movement Analysis in Elementary Education; Research Centre for Cross-cultural Music and Dance Performance; Dance Workshop in Caracas – Venezuela; What Makes Laban So Angry? A Conversation with Warren Lamb about Space Harmony, File Folders and Violent Outbursts; Advanced Labanotation Course at Manchester Metropolitan University.