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.