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2nd Edition

Your Move

ISBN 9780415978927
Published September 26, 2007 by Routledge
636 Pages 2709 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This second edition of this well-known text book now offers downloadable resources 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.



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.