“¿Para qué necesitamos un sistema de notación, cuando ya tenemos el vídeo?” Esta es una pregunta que he escuchado innumerables veces no solo por gente ajena al mundo de la danza sino por bailarines y profesionales también… Y mi respuesta siempre ha sido la siguiente: “¿Le pedirías a un actor preparándose para representar Hamlet de…
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.
Andrée Grau was an early Associate of the Institute of Choreology (AiChor) graduate in 1976 and got her Fellowship of the Institute of Choreology (FiChor) in 1985. Whilst undertaking fieldwork for her PhD among the Tiwi people of Melville and Bathurst Islands, she used Benesh movement notation to document the dances of the communities she…
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