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Other DNB Sites
Introductions to Labanotation
The Labanotation Community
Other Dance Notation Systems
Dance and Technology
Dance Documentation and Preservation
Dance Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Books about Dance and Dance Notation
Dance Listservs
Dance Copyright
Other Dance Resources

Other DNB Sites

DNB Movement Observation and Motif Notation Course
DNB on Facebook
DNB on YouTube
DNB Teacher Certification Course
DNB Theory Bulletin Board Blog
DNB Theory Bulletin Board at Google Site

Introductions to Labanotation

Introduction to Labanotation by Christian Griesbeck
LabanLab by the Dance Notation Bureau Extension
Studio Pulto
Un Site Francophone sur la Notation du Mouvement (in French, but with many language-independent lessons and animations) by Marion Bastien
See also our Labanotation Basics


The Labanotation Community

Labanotation Organizations

International Council of Kinetography Laban (ICKL)
The Korea Society for Dance Documentation (Korea)
Labanotation Study Group in Japan (Japan)
Laban Research Center of China (China)
Language of Dance Center (LODC) (England)
Language of Dance Center (LODC) USA
List of [Benesh, Conte, and Laban] notators in France (in French. Biographies section on the left side menu links to notators' list; Choregraphes list on the right shows whose work was notated or staged)

Laban Movement Analysis Organizations

Integrated Movement Studies (IMS)
Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS)
Laban Guild
Motus Humanus


Labanotation/Kinetography Laban

Agnes Scott College
Beijing Normal University (China)
Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (France)
Escuela Nacional de Danza Folkórica (Mexico)
Escuela Nacional de Danza Nellie y Gloria Campobello (Mexico)
Folkwang University of the Arts (Germany)
The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (Poland)
Kenyon College
Magyar Táncmüvészeti Egyetem (Hungary)
The Ohio State University (home of the DNB Extension)
Royal Academy of Dance (England)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance (England)
University of Surrey (England)
Université de Lille (France)
Université de Strasboug (France)

Motif Notation

Escuela Nacional de Danza Clásica y Contemporánea (Mexico)
Escuela Nacional de Danza Folkórica (Mexico)
Escuela Nacional de Danza Nellie y Gloria Campobello (Mexico)
Trinity Laban (England)

Motif Notation/LMA

Loyola Marymount University
Slippery Rock University


ICKL Conferences

Labanotation Courses and Other Applications of Laban's Ideas

Dance Education Laboratory - New York, NY - Laban-based certificate program for dance teachers
The Karsavina Project on FaceBook
Laban International Courses - Eastbourne, UK - Laban-based summer school
Moving on Center - Oakland, CA - Certificate programs in Laban studies and other somatic theories applied to health, education, and performance
See also our Correspondence Courses


Other Dance Notation Systems

Benesh Institute
Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation
Sutton Movement Writing


Dance and Technology

Labanotation Editors

Adobe Illustrator (Mac, PC)
KineScribe (iPad app, from Reed College)
LabanWriter (Mac OS)
LabanGraph (Mac, PC)

Other Laban Technology

LabanReader (Mac OS, from OSU)
LabanLab (Web-based, from OSU)
Movement Space: The Laban Scales (iPad app, by Center Moves)

Other Dance Technology

Dance & Technology Zone
Life Forms (from Credo Interactive)


Dance Documentation and Preservation

Albrecht Knust Collection (in French)
American Dance Legacy Initiative
Ann Hutchinson Guest Collection
at University of Roehampton, England
Ballet Society/Eakins Press Foundation
Database of Hungarian Traditional Dances at the Institute for Musicology, Hungary
DNB Collection at The Ohio State University Library
Els Grelinger Collection at Trinity Laban, England
Judy Van Zile Korean Dance Collection at University of Hawaii-Manoa
Preserve, Inc. (Preserve, Inc. no longer exists, but its Web site is still very valuable)
Rudolf Laban and staff and students at the Art of Movement Studio (Laban Archive)
Securing our Dance Heritage: Issues in the Documentation and Preservation of Dance by Catherine J. Johnson and Allegra Fuller Snyder
Dance Studies Association



Dance Libraries, Archives, and Museums

American Dance Festival (Durham, NC)
Arizona State University School of Dance in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts (Tempe, AZ)
Ballet Russe Scenery Collection of the Butler Ballet
California Heritage Collection
Carina Ari Foundations and Research Library for Dance (Stockholm, Sweden)
Centre national de la danse, Mediatheque (Paris, France)
Dance Heritage Coalition
Dance Library of Israel
EUDRID: European Dance Research Information Directory
Harvard Theater Collection (Cambridge, MA)
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Archives
Library of Congress Dance Resources (Washington, DC)
Trinity Laban (London, England)
National Museum of Dance (Saratoga Springs, NY)
National Register of Archives (NRA) (United Kingdom)
National Resource Centre for Dance (Surrey, England)
Newberry Library (Chicago, IL)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Jerome Robbins Dance Division (New York, NY)
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute of The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
Museum of Performance & Design (San Francisco, CA)
SIBMAS International Directory of Performing Arts Collections and Institutions
The German Dance Archive of Cologne

UCLA Library
University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections



Books about Dance and Dance Notation

Arts Books
Dance Books
Internet Theatre Bookshop
Princeton Book Company
See also our Notation Publications



Dance Listservs

CMAPlus (Discussion of Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals)
Dance & Technology List
Dance History Teachers Discussion Group
Dance Librarians Discussion Group (Non-librarians welcome)
LabanTalk (Discussion of Labanotation and Motif Notation)



Dance Copyright

Copyright of Choreographic Works by Julie C. Van Camp
Copyright Primer for the Dance Community by Dance Heritage Coalition
See also our Dance Copyright Bibliography



Other Dance Resources
Critical Dance
Dance Education Web
Dance Insider

New York Theatre Ballet
Dance Schools