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What is the meaning of labanotation?

What is the meaning of labanotation?


School: Florida Atlantic University
Department: uncategorized
Course: Appreciation of Dance
Professor: Clarence brooks
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: ballet, CatherinedeMedici, LouisXIV, EarlyBallet, roots, Of, roots, stravinsky, and LouisXIV
Cost: 50
Name: Study guide test 9/27/16
Description: Study guide composed of some of the things we learned in class with a little more detail. I hope it helps :)
Uploaded: 09/27/2016
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Study Guide 9/26/16 Test 2 

What is the meaning of labanotation?

Choreographic elements 


Breath/Phrasing Focus

Dynamics/Energy Meter/Time Signature

Level Qualities

Pulse/Beat Shape/Line

Rhythmic Pattern Speed/Tempo

Space Time

Stillness Transitions


Rudolf Laban: Labanotation

Existence is movement. Action is movement. Existence is defined by the rhythm of forces in natural balance. ~Rudolf Laban

born 1879-1958

 observing movement

 analyzing movement

Irmgard Bartenieff


 worked with people who could not move their bodies much by day; worked with regular dancers by night

Who is irmgard bartenief?

 included use of Laban effort graph, which includes flow, time, weight, and space lines


 One of the earliest records of ballet movements comes from a book of dance instruction created by Domenico da Piacenza

 early ballet was not as complicated as it is today; it consisted of simple floor patterns and poses with elaborate costumes We also discuss several other topics like What is the meaning of big-oh?

 court ballets were performed by members of the nobility

Louis XIV of France (ruling from 1643-1715), and also referred to as the Sun king, played a major role in the forwarding of ballet dance culture.

*note: Le roy- Royalle*

He also granted permission for the first dance academy in France to start, and used dance as a political tool.

**-The birthplace of ballet is Italy.-** 

What is the meaning of ballet?

Started in Italy by the:

de Medici family 

Catherine (1519-1589) 

1547 Henri II elevated to the throne of France

Married teenaged italian woman (Catherine)

Lorenzo de Medici (Florence, Italy)

● Brought Florentine culture to France

● Utilized Greek classics translated to italian

● Music academy of Florence

● Precursor to today's operas and ballets; using poetry, music, and dance in his work

Balthasar de Beaujoyeulx 

First ballet- recitation, song, and dance

Catherine de Medici’s head Italian dance master (whom she introduced to France when she arrived) If you want to learn more check out When is the wall street bombing?

Oct. 15, 1581, marriage ceremony in the Louvre at 10 pm-3:30 am; major ballet court dance ceremony that put ballet on the map in France

Included 12 scenes from The Circle legend performed by the aristocracy

Jean Georges Noverre (1727-1810) 

❖ Developed ballet d’action

❖ Introduced the concept of having a plot and using emotion in ballet dance ❖ wrote “Letters on Dancing and Ballet” which defended ballet as a high art form, not just a simple dance type

➢ The 19th century brought about the Romantic ballet, introducing elements such as nature, emotion, power, violence, and peace. 

One of the first Romantic ballets to be performed was La Sylphide (1832), choreographed by Filippo Taglioni (1777-1871). If you want to learn more check out What is the largest immigrant group in the united states today?

Giselle is a popular ballet that continues to come to mind when people think of the Romantic era, choreographed in 1841 by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot.

***It is the story of a woman who dies of a broken heart and comes back to life as a mythical spirit figure to protect the one she loved from evil spirits. *** 

Italian Dancing Masters

Domenico du Ferrari authored these essential elements: ➢ Time (music time)

➢ Manner (body attitude)

➢ Memorization

➢ Spatial awareness

~dance then moved to Denmark~

Danish or Bournonville 

 August Bournonville


 Royal Danish ballet

Ballet styles 

❖ Russian

❖ Italian

❖ French

Russian or Vaganova 

 Agrippina Vaganova (1879-1951)

 George Balanchine (1904-1983)

➢ Vaudeville

➢ Broadway- “On Your Toes”

➢ Movies

➢ Concert Stage

➢ Circus

➢ Stravinsky & Balanchine worked together often in circus pieces ➢ Barnum & Bailey

➢ First ballet: "serenade"

Italian or Cecchetti Method 

 Enrico Cecchetti (1850-1928) If you want to learn more check out What is the absolute constant error?
We also discuss several other topics like What is the meaning of abnormal psychology?
Don't forget about the age old question of What is andare al cinema in english?

Also: **note** 

Founder of Miami city ballet: Edward Villella (and artistic director)  Current: Lourdes Lopez (new artistic director)

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