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Laban dance notation system

[lah-buh n, ley-] /ˈlɑ bən, ˈleɪ-/
noun
1.
a system of movement notation, using symbols on a staff, that records the parts of a dancer's body, direction inspace, dynamics, and tempo for all kinds of movement: used to record and reconstruct forms of dance and movement.
Also called labanotation
[lah-buh-noh-tey-shuh n, ley-] /ˌlɑ bə noʊˈteɪ ʃən, ˌleɪ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
after dance theorist Rudolf Laban (1879-1958), born in Slovakia, who devised it
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system of recording human movement, originated by the Hungarian-born dance theorist Rudolf Laban.

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