Labanotation: The System of Analyzing and Recording Movement
A definitive book for students of dance and movement studies, Labanotation is now available in a fourth edition, the first complete revision of the text since 1977.
Initiated by the movement genius Rudolf Laban, and refined through fifty years of work by teachers here and abroad, Labanotation, the first wholly successful system for recording human movement, is now having the effect on ballet and other forms of dance that the prefection of music notation in the Renaissance had on the development of music.
This book makes it possible to record accurately, for study and reconstruction, the great dance creations of the theater, as well as such diverse activities as time/motion studies for industry, personnel assessment and physical therapy. So comprehensive that it can indicate even facial expressions, the system is also simple enough for a child to learn easily as an integral part of athletic or dance training.
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A Brief History of Dance Notation l
Introduction to Labanotation
The Approach to Movement Notation
Fundamentals of Labanotation
Variations in Steps
Positions of the Feet
Aerial Steps Springing
Turning Rotation of the Limbs
Rotation of the Torso and Head
Specific Flexion and Extension Contracting Bending
Repeat and Analogy Signs
Supporting on Various Parts of the Body
Equilibrium Loss of Balance
Space Measurement Flexion Extension
Floor Patterns Paths
Touch and Slide for the Legs
Parts of the Limbs
Parts of the Torso Inclusions