“What do we need a notation system for, when we have the video?
Would you an actor only learn his role of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, from the DVD of Mel Gibson’s version of Hamlet? Would you ask musician to learn his part in the orchestra by listening to it? No one would ever think of doing such a thing, and yet that’s how it’s mainly done in the dance world.
For those wishing to embark upon the Certificate in Benesh Movement Notation (CBMN) in January 2018, note that the deadline for applications is 8th November 2017.
On Thursday 5th of November 2017, world ballet day returns! It’s the collaborative work between 5 major dance companies: Australian Ballet, Bolshoi ballet, The Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco ballet
When I completed my Benesh Movement Notation (BMN) training, I always thought I might like to teach the subject one day, but I never imagined I would do so in the shadow of a smouldering volcano! Fast forward a few years and that was exactly where I found myself, in a dance studio in Cholula Mexico, at the foot of a very active Popocatépetl.
Exciting event! The Royal Opera House is hosting an insight evening about Benesh Notators. What they do and their role within The Royal Ballet. Early booking is highly advisable
Writing a score is a slow and time consuming task. A lot of time will be spent looking and analysing every miniute detail so it’s important to regularly go back and check the bigger picture. Here I have put together a few essential points to check the score can be read fluidly.
Dany Lévêque: The mini-portrait series features the work of a Benesh Notator during the last year. The aim of this series is to show the great variety of work notator can do as well as highlighting the work of many great individuals
The mini-portrait series features the work of a Benesh Notator during the last year. The aim of this series is to show the great variety of work notator can do as well as highlighting the work of many great individuals