labanotation

noun
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

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/labanotation. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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