from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A system of movement notation for dance that employs various symbols to record the points of a dancer's body, the direction of a dancer's movement, the tempo, and the dynamics: "Labanotation is specific enough to record the flutter of an eyelid” ( Joseph Menosky).

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  • n. a system of notation for dance movements that uses symbols to represent points on a dancer's body and the direction of the dancer's movement and the tempo and the dynamics


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After Rudolph Laban (1879-1958), Hungarian choreographer + (n)otation.


  • Later Chilkovsky studied with Hanya Holm and became a Labanotation expert, writing several Laban books.

    Dance Performance in the United States.

  • An advocate of written choreography, Topaz championed the Labanotation written dance language and notated over twenty-five choreographers, including Antony Tudor, Jerome Robbins, Martha Graham and other major figures.

    Dance Performance in the United States.

  • With a B.A. from Barnard, an M.A. from Columbia and a Ph.D. from New York University, she is an expert teacher in Labanotation and several aspects of dance history.

    Dance Performance in the United States.

  • Rose Anne Thom has been a member of the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College since l975, teaching courses in dance history, criticism, Labanotation, and pedagogy for graduate and undergraduate students within the dance department, and courses in dance history as part of the humanities curriculum.

    Rose Anne Thom.

  • I emphatically state that any movement can be written with Labanotation, the leading system to document movement.

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  • Robin holds a BA in French and an MA in Dance from The Ohio State University, and has received certification from the Dance Notation Bureau as a Labanotation teacher. Featured Content


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