la·​ba·​no·​ta·​tion | \ ˌlā-bə-nō-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce labanotation (audio) , ˌla-; lə-ˌbä-(ˌ)nō- \

Definition of labanotation

: a method of recording bodily movement (as in dance) on a staff by means of symbols (as of direction) that can be aligned with musical accompaniment

Examples of labanotation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Knight primarily worked with Lynne Weber, the executive director of the Dance Notation Bureau, to put his work into labanotation. Steven Vargas, USA TODAY, 3 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of labanotation

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for labanotation

Rudolf Laban †1958 Hungarian dance theorist + English notation

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“Labanotation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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