This book contains the full Labanotation score of "Soiree Musicale" with detailed study and performance notes, historical background and photographs. The first Tudor ballet to be made available in published form, "Tudor's Soiree Musicale" marks the first step towards preserving the work of this internationally celebrated choreographer, who pointed the way to a deeper psychological insight into the art of ballet. "Soiree Musicale" is a charming, lively piece which is suited to classroom study and stage performance. Although technically demanding when performed to full tempo, the dances allow for a degree of personal interpretation which can surmount technical problems.
Ann Hutchinson Guest was a founder and for twenty years director of the New York City Dance Notation Bureau. She has been at the forefront of the development and use of Labanotation, spearheading new ideas in teaching methods incorporating notation. She is presently director of the Lan
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Appendix Notes on the Music
4th position Amanda Olivier Ann Hutchinson Guest Antony Tudor arms open backward Ballet Rambert Bolero bourree cabriole Canzonetta chaise chest choreographic circle counts couples croise dancers diagonal facing downstage left facing downstage right facing front facing upstage fondu front attitude full port glissade grand jete half-turn Hugh Laing Joffrey Ballet Labanotation left arm left foot left hand left leg lift looking low step Marie Rambert Maude Lloyd meas move movement Neapolitan Opening March partner pas de basque pas de deux Peggy van Praagh performed pique step pointe tendue port de bras pose promenade quick Rambert releve repeat right arm right foot right hand right leg Rochelle Zide rond de jambe Sally Collard-Gentle Scottish Theatre Ballet sideward Soiree Musicale soutenu turn stage left stage right takes a pique Tarantella Tirolese torso transition turn to face upper body upstage left waist woman takes women