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Your Move

2nd Edition

By Ann Hutchinson Guest, Tina Curran


636 pages | 2709 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415978927
pub: 2007-09-26

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This second edition of this well-known text book now offers an audio CD to accompany the dance studies throughout the chapters. The authors take a new approach to teaching, learning and creating with notation through movement exploration, exercises and short dances, thus enlarging the scope of the book to teachers of movement, movement analysis and choreography as well as the traditional dance notation students.

Updated and enlarged to reflect the most recent scholarship and through a series of exercises, this book guides students through:

  • movement, stillness, timing, shaping, accents
  • travelling
  • direction, 
  • flexion and extension,
  • rotations, revolutions and turns
  • supporting, change of support
  • springing
  • balance
  • relationships.

All of these movements are explored sequentially and are represented symbolically in notation so the student learns how to physically articulate, notate and describe the movements as they are performed.

About the Authors

Ann Hutchinson Guest is the world's leading authority on teaching dance notation. She is the author of the classic Labanotation, now in its 4th edition from Routledge, which has life sales of over 60,000 copies. She is also the Director of the Language of Dance Centre, London.

Tina Curran is director of the Language of Dance Center, New York.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Dance
PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Modern
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General