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ERIC Number: EJ1060761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1464-7893
Single or Multiple? Looking at Location in Movement Notation
Munjee, Tara
Research in Dance Education, v16 n2 p128-141 2015
Contemporary discourse embraces notions of human movement in space as occurring in both set, singular locations and also through many locations and ever-changing fields. Mobile conceptions of location and spatiality particularly relate to patterns of everyday contemporary life and are embraced in some artistic and performance practices. Graphic notation of movement now needs to accommodate mobile as well stable expressions of location to incorporate these changing contemporary spatial conceptions. In this essay, the author discusses Labanotation and Motif Writing as notation forms that often privilege location as a stable entity, and Motation as a form that addresses mobile and ever-changing locations. These individual systems speak to different concerns in the documentation of movement through space, and contemporary notation practices in some instances may best be served through using a hybrid version of these forms. Graphic notation requires the observer to analyze and reflect on human movement within the structure of a particular notation system. The use of a notation system that employs both stable and mobile references of location then encourages more nuance and varying perspectives on human movement and spatiality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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