Benesh Movement Notation, or BMN for short, has been in use by the company since its creation by Joan and Rudolf Benesh (the former a dancer with Sadler’s. Like any language, Benesh Movement Notation is continually evolving but it is essential that it remains universally understood by all who use it. During the last few years attention has been concentrated on the analysis of movement in patients with disorders of the central nervous system.

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The height of the hands and feet from the floor and their distance from the mid-line of the body are shown visually. Written descriptions are cumbersome and easy to misinterpret.

All Wikipedia articles needing clarification Wikipedia articles needing clarification from June Where you find benesn body and limbs in a stave. Notify me of new comments via email. For more information about our history and for a detailed chronology of events and milestones, download the documents below: The first is to notate ballets, acting as assistants to the choreographer and recording ballets as they are created or taught.

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Example of how Notation works: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Dance notation is one tool that can be used to help dancers learn a ballet more quickly and accurately. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Notify me of new posts via email.


Over 1, BMN scores have been written and are used in research, teaching dances from the repertoire and for analysing movement. Benesh notation is recorded on a five line staff from left to right, with vertical bar lines to mark the passage of time. For more information about our history and for a detailed chronology of events and notahion, download the documents below:.

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Because of its similarity to modern staff music notationBenesh notation can be displayed alongside typically below and in synchronization with musical accompaniment.

How Benesh Movement Notation works

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Invented by Joan and Rudolf Benesh in the late s, the system uses abstract symbols based on figurative representations of the human body. It is used in choreography and physical therapyand by the Royal Academy of Dance to teach ballet. Retrieved from ” https: This involves teaching ballets to new dancers, making sure that the choreography is exactly as the choreographer intended. A frame is one complete representation of the dancer. We support the dance profession by preserving choreographic copyright, training the next generation of choreologists, and supporting the Benesh Movement Notation community.


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Additional symbols are used to notate the dimension and quality of movement [ clarify ]. A direction sign is placed below the stave when the direction [ clarification needed ] changes. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The document below has a more comprehensive nitation.

This picture right shows an example of how movement is recorded in Benesh Movement Notation. Ballets have to be recorded accurately so that they can be passed on from generation to generation.