In-between notation and dance: cognitive processes in reading Labanotation

Corinne Jola, Patrick Haggard

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Abstract

A Labanotation (LN) reader infers movement from a score. Leg and arm gestures are extracted by combining the direction symbols with their location on the staff. The subsequent gestures of particular limbs define the movement. This information has to be transformed to the reader's own body and egocentric perspective. This is merely a vignette of what happens when a score is transformed to movement via the reader's or the dancer's body. Clearly, several other features that have to be considered in defining the entire process of encoding LN. However, the main issue here is that reconstructing movement by reading a notation score is a cognitive process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Twenty-fourth Biennial Conference
PublisherInternational Council of Kinetography Laban
Pages145-155
Number of pages11
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event24th Biennal Conference of International Council on Kinetography and Labanotation - LABAN, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Jul 20054 Aug 2005
http://ickl.org/conference/conference-2005/

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Name
ISSN (Electronic)1013 4468

Conference

Conference24th Biennal Conference of International Council on Kinetography and Labanotation
Abbreviated titleICKL
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period29/07/054/08/05
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    Jola, C., & Haggard, P. (2005). In-between notation and dance: cognitive processes in reading Labanotation. In Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth Biennial Conference (Vol. 2, pp. 145-155). International Council of Kinetography Laban. http://ickl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Proceedings_2005_2_OCR.pdf