“Excellent, wonderful, challenging, a new language, helpful, enjoyable, important tool, etc….” this is some of the feedback received from teachers talking about these tailor made courses to teach them the basic principles of Benesh Notation. These courses can range from a day workshop up to a 5 day initiation course happening across the planet.
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
Thursday 1st of October is World Ballet Day!
For the 2nd year this exciting event is happening where you can witness 24h live from ballet companies around the world. During The Royal Ballet streaming you will be able to see two Notator live in Action Amanda Eyles will be in the rehearsal of Viscera at 1.35pm BST and Anna Trevien will be in the rehearsal of Carmen at 3.15pm BST and Nutcracker snowflakes at 3.35pm BST
Jane Bourne interviewed by Anna Trevien This interview was done in January 2015 while Jane Bourne was staging the ballet Onegin for The Royal Ballet in London. Born in Lincoln, Jane Bourne trained at the Institute of Choreology and worked with Massine on Le Tricorne at London Festival Ballet. She joined Stuttgart Ballet as Choreologist…