Meeting Jeanetta Laurence

In Conversation with Jeanetta Laurence OBE I was very happy to receive Anna Trevien’s blog post . It told me about the very interesting talk by Jeanetta Laurence at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Headquarters as part of their Guest Lecture Series celebrating women who have made a significant mark in the field of…

The art of recording a ballet

In January 2016, I had the chance to spend two weeks in the Benesh Notation Department of The Royal Ballet as part of a work experience placement. It was a very interesting and nurturing experience which taught me a lot about the role of the notator in (and outside) the studio. I was following and…

In Conversation with Jeanetta Laurence

When: Wednesday 8th June 2016 at 6pm Where: A Guest Lecture Series event in Cormani Studio, at the Royal Academy of Dance, London SW11 3RA What: The 2016 Guest Lecture Series celebrates women who have made a significant mark in the field of dance and dance education. The second event in this year’s series of…

Preserving The Royal Ballet history

Through the generations many notators have been dedicated to preserving the repertoire of The Royal Ballet. To start our archiving challenge, we created a new digital catalogue to include all the Benesh Notation score details. After creating the catalogue, we started to sort out the actual score folders.

Writing a score in Benesh

I’m currently getting ready for going to teach Christopher Wheeldon ballet The Winter’s Tale with the National Ballet of Canada in Toronto which was originally premiered in 2014 with The Royal Ballet. As I was notating a section I thought that I should film myself writing a section that I am currently working on and could…

Untouchable

Gregory Mislin, Royal Ballet Benesh Notator, talks to Anna Trevien about his experience while working on Hofesh Shechter’s new ballet Untouchable When did you start working with Hofesh Shechter? We started rehearsals the first week of January 2015 and the ballet “Untouchable” had it’s world première on the 28th of March as part of the triple bill which…