A Choreologist’s day

An example of a day in the life of a choreologist or Benesh Notator

10.00 – 12.00
During the dancers’ morning ballet class, the Notator will sometimes also take class or use this time to write up scores or prepare for rehearsals.

12.00 – 3.00
Don Quixote: – Full call

Observing rehearsal: taking notes of any changes, etc.

3.30 – 4.30
Rehearsal for Jewels, Diamonds – Principals (covers)

Teaching choreography

4.30 – 5.30
Rehearsals for Diamonds – 12 girls waltz

Assisting Répétiteur, answering queries, checking accuracy, etc.

5.30 – 6.00
Emergency call for a dancer going in to a new place in Swans for a performance that evening of Swan Lake.

Run through all entrances so that the dancer knows where to go, which foot to do each phrase on etc.

7.30 – 10.30
Observing, taking notes as necessary

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