Title

Vitalizing Dance Legacy Through the Use of Labanotation as a Staging Tool

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Journal / Book Title

Journal of Dance Education

Abstract

In the 21st century, carrying dance legacy forward and exploring it to provide depth and understanding of the continuum of dance helps ensure that our current and future practice has a scaffold on which to grow and thrive. This article begins by exploring the importance of staging dances from the past to keep dance legacy alive as well as the unique benefits of employing Labanotation as a tool. This discussion is followed by a description of the process of staging a dance from Labanotation from the director's perspective with the specific examples of the author's stagings of Donald McKayle's Games (1951) and Helen Tamiris's Negro Spirituals (1928–1942) at Montclair State University.

DOI

10.1080/15290824.2011.540512

Journal ISSN / Book ISBN

1529-0824

Published Citation

McPherson, Elizabeth. 2011. “Vitalizing Dance Legacy Through the Use of Labanotation as a Staging Tool.” Journal of Dance Education 11 (1): 15–21.

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