Dance notation scores, pamphlets, newsletters and papers accumulated by the teaching faculty at Laban.
Dance Notation Collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 1701 LN
- Dates of Creationc1960-2005
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description6 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Labanotation was devised by Rudolf Laban in the 1920s and further developed by his students and co-workers including Albrecht Knust, Kurt Jooss, Sigurd Leeder, Dussia Bereska, Ann Hutchinson-Guest, Maria Sentzpal and Valerie Preston-Dunlop. Labanotation continues to be taught at Laban.
The scores and pamphlets had been kept in a filing cabinet and some were rolled up and stored in a cupboard and held in a tutor room at Laban. These have all been transferred into boxes and have come into the archive respository in the Laban Library and Archive. A box list has been compiled. The collection has yet to be sorted into series.
Temporarily closed to the public.
Faculty members at Laban.
Other Finding Aids
Box lists are available to search on the Laban Archive catalogue.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Some items are oversize and are stored off-site. Advance notice is required to consult these.
Description compiled by Jane Fowler, Archivist, Laban.
Conditions Governing Use
Photocopies can be made according to copyright law and depending on the condition of the documents. Please consult the Archivist.
No appraisal procedures have been recorded.
A compilation of Labanotation scores, notation exercises and articles compiled by faculty at Laban over the course of several decades.
No further accruals are expected.