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Overview

This second edition of a well-known text book now offers an integrated package including exercise sheets and audio CD with a supporting Teacher’s Manual offered separately on the Web. The author takes a new approach to teaching notation through movement exercises, thus enlarging the scope of the book to teachers of movement 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
  • balance
  • relationships.

All of these movements are related to notation, so the student learns how to notate and describe the movements as they are performed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415978927
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/10/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Dedication . . . . . . . . . .

Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . .

Reading and Practice Studies . . . . . . . .

Introduction . . . . . . . . . .

The Movement Alphabet . . . . . . . .

CHAPTER 1 - MOVEMENT; STILLNESS; TIMING; SHAPE; ACCENTS . .
Introduction . . . . . . . .
Movement . . . . . . . . .
Indication of an Action . . . . . . .
The Basic Staff . . . . . . . .
Simultaneous Actions . . . . . . .
Timing . . . . . . . . .
Sustained Movement . . . . . . .
Indication of Sustained Actions . . . . . .
Continuity of Movement . . . . . . .
Sudden Movements . . . . . . .
Indication of Sudden Actions . . . . . .
Spatial Continuum . . . . . . .
Organization of Time . . . . . . .
Length of Pause, Gap . . . . . . .
Stillness . . . . . . . . .
General Timing, Measured Timing . . . . .
Indication of Regular Time Spans (Measures) . . . .
Indication of Meter . . . . . . .
Time Division of a Spatial Design . . . . . .
Interpreting a Reading Study . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 1: MOVEMENT PATTERNS IN TIME . . .
arrival at A Shape . . . . . . . Reading Study No. 2 - ACTION ARRIVING AT A SHAPE . . .
Introduction of Dynamics . . . . . .
Accents . . . . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 3: DYNAMICS: ACCENTS . . . .
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

CHAPTER 2 - TRAVELING . . . . . . . .
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . .
FORM OF THE PATH . . . . . . . .
Floor Plans . . . . . . . .
Straight Path . . . . . . .
Duration of Path . . . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 4: STRAIGHT PATHS . . . . .
Reading Study No. 5: DURATION OF PATHS; FLOOR PLANS . . .
Zig Zag Paths . .. . . . . .
CIRCLING, CIRCULAR PATH . . . . . . .
Nature of Circling . . . . . . .
Direction of Circling . . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 6: STRAIGHT AND CIRCLULAR PATHS . . .
CURVING PATH . . . . . . . .
RANDOM, FREE FORM, MEANDERING PATH . . . .
Reading Study No. 7: TRAVELING: ALL PATHWAY FORMS . . .
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

CHAPTER 3 - VARIATIONS IN TRAVELING . . . . .
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . .
THE MAIN DIRECTIONS FOR TRAVELING . . . . .
Directions for Straight Paths . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 8: TRAVELING IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS . .
DIRECTIONS FOR CIRCULAR PATHS . . . . . .
Group Circling . . . . . . . .
Merlin's Magic Circle . . . . . . .
The Invisible Circles Around You . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 9: CIRCLING - RETRACING PATHS . . .
TRAVELING WITH TURNING INCLUDED . . . . .
Turning Indicated on Floor Plans . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 10: TRAVELING WITH TURNING INCLUDED . .
AMOUNT OF TURNING AND CIRCLING . . . . .
Degree of Turning . . . . . . .
Degree of Circling . . . . . .
Reading Practice A: DEGREE OF TURNING, CIRCLING . . .
TRAVELING WITH CONTINUOUS REVOLVING . . . .
Reading Study No. 11: REVOLVING WHILE TRAVELING . . .
SPIRAL PATHS . . . . . . . . .
Motivation for Spiraling . . . . . . .
Indication of Spiraling . . . . . . .
Amount of Circling for Spiral Paths . . . . . .
Spiral Paths - Motion or Destination? . . . . .
Reading Study No. 12: SPIRAL PATHS . . . . .
SEE FLOOR PLAN . . . . . . . .
PHRASING OF MOVEMENT SEQUENCES . . . . .
REVIEW . . . . . .

CHAPTER 4 - ABSENCE OF SUPPORT: SPRINGING (ELEVATION)
AND THE FIVE BASIC FORMS . . . .
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . .
AERIAL STEPS . . . . . . . . .
Use of Aerial Steps in Dance . . . . . .
Spatial Expressiveness . . . . . . .
Use of Energy in Springing . . . . . . .
Indication of Springing . . . . . . .
SPRINGING COMBINED WITH TRAVELING . . . . .
Size of Spring . . . . . . . .
Series of Independent and Rebounding Springs . . . .
Reading Study No. 13: AERIAL STEPS - SIZE OF SPRING . . .
Reading Study No. 14: AERIAL STEPS WITH TRAVELING . . .
AERIAL STEPS: THE FIVE BASIC FORMS . . . . .
TERMINOLOGY: EVERYDAY NAMES . . . . . .
Indication of the Five Basic Forms . . . . . .
Jump Form . . . . . . . .
One foot to one foot (Open statement) . . . . .
Hop Form . . . . . . . .
Leap Form (One Foot to the other) . . . . . .
Skip, Gallop . . . . . . .
Assemble Form (One Foot to Two) . . . . . .
Sissonne Form (Two Feet to One) . . . . . .
Reading Practice B: FIVE FORMS OF SPRINGING . . . .
BALLETIC VARIATIONS OF THE FIVE BASIC FORMS . . . .
Analysis of Familiar Forms in Ballet . . . . .
Hop Form . . . . . . .
Leap Form . . . . . . . .
Assemble Form . . . . . . . . Jump Form . . . . . . . .
Sissonne Form . . . . . . . .
SPRINGING COMBINED WITH DIRECTIONS . . . . .
Reading Study No. 15: FIVE FORMS OF SPRINGING WITH DIRECTIONS .
DYNAMICS . . . . . . . . .
The Concept of 'Par' . . . . . . .
DYNAMICS: RELATION TO GRAVITY - FIGHTING OR YIELDING . .
Fighting Gravity . . . . . . . . Yielding to Gravity . . . . . . .
Duration . . . . . . . .
Reading Practice C: DYNAMICS: GRAVITY . . . . .
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

CHAPTER 5: DIRECTION - DEFINITION OF SPACE . . . .
DIRECTION . . . . . . . . .
OUR RELATION TO SPACE . . . . . . .
DIRECTIONS - Variety in Everyday Life . . . .
DIMENSIONAL DIRECTIONS . . . . . . .
Any direction . . . . . . . .
The Dimensional Cross of axes . . . . . .
Reading Practice D: DIMENSIONAL STUDIES . . . .
THE DIMENSIONAL PLANES . . . . . . .
Movement in the Planes . . . . . . .
THE 27 MAIN DIRECTIONS . . . . . . .
The Diagonal Directions . . . . . . .
Perceiving Points in Space . . . . . . .
Direction and Level for Gestures . . . . .
Combining Directional Actions With Traveling . . . .
Reading Study No. 16: DIRECTIONAL GESTURES . . . .
Reading Study No. 17: DIRECTIONS WITH TRAVELING AND SPRINGING .
Interpretation of Place . . . . . .
INTERPRETATION, EXPRESSION OF DIRECTIONAL ACTIONS . .
EXPRESSION OF DOUBLE DIRECTIONS . . . . .
Sagittal Gestures . . . . . . . .
Lateral Gestures . . . . . . . .
Open Lateral Gestures . . . . . .
Oppositional Lateral Gestures . . . . .
Crossed Lateral Double Gestures . . . . .
Vertical Gestures . . . . . . . .
Opposing Vertical Gestures . . . . .
Pathway Of Directional Movements . . . . .
Destination, Motion . . . . . . .
Destination . . . . . . . .
Motion . . . . . . . . .
REVIEW . . . . . . .

CHAPTER 6: DIRECTION - BROADER EXPLORATION OF SPACE . .
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . .
THE KINESPHERE . . . . . . . .
MOVEMENT IN THE GENERAL DIRECTIONAL AREAS . . .
Exploration of Middle Level Area - Horizontal Plane . . . .
Introduction of Area sign . . . . . . .
Exploration of High Level, (Upward) Area . . . . .
Exploration of Low Level (Downward) Area . . . . .
Exploration of the Forward Area . . . . . .
Exploration of the Backward Area . . . . . .
Exploration of the Sideward Areas . . . . . .
MOVEMENT IN THE AREAS AROUND SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS . .
Reading Study No. 18: AREAS OF DIRECTION FOR GESTURES . .
Open Level, Open Direction . . . . . .
Freedom in Choice of Direction for Stated Level . . . .
Freedom in Choice of Level for Stated Directions . . . .
FREEDOM IN PERFORMANCE OF OPEN DIRECTIONS . . .
Sagittal Gestures - Forward . . . . . .
Sagittal Gestures - Backward . . . . . .
Lateral Gestures - Sideward .. . . . . .
PROGRESSION IN DEFINING DIRECTIONS . . . . .
Increasing Specificity for Areas . . . . . .
Increasing Specificity for Directions . . . . . .
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

CHAPTER 7: FLEXION; EXTENSION . . . . . .
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . .
FLEXION . . . . . . . . .
EXTENSION . . . . . . . . .
Extension: Terminology . . . . . . .
DURATION OF FLEXION, EXTENSION . . . . . .
Reading Practice E: FLEXION AND EXTENSION WITH DURATION . .
ANY DEGREE OF FLEXION, EXTENSION . . . . .
FLEXION, EXTENSION COMBINED WITH OTHER ACTIONS . . .
Reading Study No. 19: FLEXION; EXTENSION WITH TRAVELING . .
SPRINGING COMBINED WITH FLEXION; EXTENSION . . .
Reading Study No. 20: SPRINGS WITH FLEXION AND EXTENSION . .
MANNER OF PERFORMANCE . . . . . . .
Intension: Directional or Flexion; Extension . . . . .
Motion or Destination . . . . . . .
DYNAMICS: Force . . . . . . . .
Duration of the Dynamic Quality . . . . . .
Reading Practice F: DYNAMICS: FORCE . . . . .
DYNAMICS: EMPHASIZED and UNEMPHASIZED . . . .
Reading Study No. 21: EMPHASIZED, UNEMPHASIZED DIRECTIONAL ACTIONS
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

CHAPTER 8: ROTATIONS, REVOLUTIONS, TURNS . . . .
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . ANY ROTATION, REVOLUTION . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 22: ANY ROTATION . . . . .
SPECIFIC FORMS OF ROTATION: PIVOT TURNS . . . .
Choice of Right or Left Turn . . . . . .
Amount of Pivot . . . . . . . .
SOMERSAULTS . . . . . . . . Indication of Somersaulting . . . . . . .
Amount of Somersault . . . . . . .
CARTWHEELS . . . . . . . . .
Change of Front during a Cartwheel . . . . .
Indication of Cartwheeling . . . . . . Amount of Cartwheeling . . . . . . .
Cartwheeling vs. Logrolling . . . . . .
HORIZONTAL WHEELING . . . . . . .
Indication of Horizontal Wheeling . . . . . .
Amount of Wheeling . . . . . . .
Transition from Pivoting to Wheeling . . . . .
Alternate Indication for Horizontal Wheeling . . . .
Reading Study No. 23: TURNS, REVOLUTIONS AND ROTATIONS . .
COMBINING TURNING AND SPRINGING . . . . .
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

CHAPTER 9: SUPPORTING; CHANGE OF SUPPORT . . . .
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . .
Number of Supporting Parts . . . . .
Single Support . . . . . . . .
Double Support . . . . . . . .
Triple Support . . . . . . . .
Quadruple Support . . . . . . .
INDICATION OF SUPPORTING . . . . . .
TRANSITION BETWEEN ADJACENT PARTS OF THE BODY - 'ROLLING' .
Reading Study No. 24: LYING ON DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE TORSO .
TRANSITION BETWEEN DISTANT PARTS OF THE BODY - 'STEPPING', 'WALKING' SIGNS FOR THE MAIN PARTS OF THE BODY . . . . .
Signs for Both Body Parts. . . . . . . .
Sign for 'Either side'; 'Either or Both'; 'Any' . . . . .
Specific Number of Limbs, Body Parts. . . . . .
Part Supported; Part Taking Weight . . . . .
Reading Practice G: SUPPORTING ON DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE BODY
- 'STEPPING' . . . . .
CHANGE OF SUPPORT ON THE FEET - WALKING, STEPPING .
Performance of a Single Step . . . . . .
Indication of Walking, Stepping . . . . . .
Direction and Level for Stepping with the Feet . . . .
Traveling, Turning by Means of Transference of Weight . . .
Reading Study No. 25: CHANGE OF SUPPORT . . . .
REVIEW . . . . . . . .

CHAPTER 10: BALANCE, LOSS OF BALANCE . . . . .
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . .
A SENSE OF BALANCE . . . . . . .
In Balance; Weight Centered . . . . . . Images to Aid Equilibrium . . . . . .
Indication of Center of Gravity, Balance . . . . .
Reading Study No. 26: BALANCE . . . . . .
SHIFT OF WEIGHT . . . . . . . .
Automatic Shift of Weight . . . . . . .
Indication of Specific Shift of Weight . . . . .
Reading Practice H: SHIFTING . . . . . .
SLIGHT LOSS OF BALANCE; TOMBE . . . . . .
Slight Falling: Centre of Gravity in Motion - Tombe . . . .
Indication of: Centre of Gravity in Motion - Tombe . . . .
Off-Balance Turns . . . . . . .
FRONT SIGNS . . . . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 27: CENTER OF GRAVITY IN MOTION- TOMBE . .
FALLING: FULL LOSS OF BALANCE . . . . .
Indication of Falling . . . . . . .
Duration for Loss of balance . . . . . .
Falling with Traveling . . . . . . .
CANCELLATION OF LOSS OF BALANCE . . . . .
Falling onto New Support . . . . . . .
Falling and Traveling (Stated Cancellation of Loss of Balance) . . .
Momentary Falling . . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 28: FALLING . . . . . .
CENTRAL 'FALLS' . . . . . . . .
Falling Straight Down . . . . . . .
Reading Practice I: CENTRAL 'FALLS' . . . . .
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

CHAPTER 11: RELATIONSHIPS . . . . . . .
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . .
FORMS OF RELATING . . . . . . . .
AWARENESS, SENSED RELATING . . . . . .
Indication of Awareness . . . . . . .
ADDRESSING, ACTIVE RELATING . . . . . .
Indication of Addressing . . . . . . .
Person or Object Being Addressed . . . . . .
Mutual Addressing . . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 29: AWARENESS, ADDRESSING . . . .
MOTION TOWARD, MOTION AWAY . . . . . .
Indication of Motion Toward and Away . . . . . APPROACHING, PATH TOWARD; RETREATING, PATH AWAY . .
Indication of Approaching, Path Toward . . . . .
Indication of Retreating, Path Away . . . . . .
ARRIVAL, DESTINATION OF PATH . . . . . .
Indication of Destination . . . . . . .
AREAS OF THE ROOM (STAGE) . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 30: TOWARD, AWAY, APPROACHING, RETREATING; .
DESTINATION . . . . .
NEARNESS . . . . . . . . .
Indication of Nearness . . . . . . .
ENCLOSING NEARNESS . . . . . . .
Indication of Enclosing Nearness . . . . . .
TOUCH, CONTACT . . . . . . . .
Indication of Touch, Contact . . . . . .
GRASPING . . . . . . . . .
Indication of Grasping . . . . . . .
Fingers Grasping . . . . . . . .
INTERLACING . . . . . . . . .
SUPPORTING, CARRYING . . . . . . .
Indication of Carrying Support . . . . . .
GRASPING SUPPORT . . . . . . . .
Indication of Grasping Support (Carrying with Grasp) . . . .
Indication of Interlacing, Penetrating, Grasping Support . . .
Supporting, Grasping Support with a Partner . . .
Mutual Support: Leaning Toward . . . . . .
Mutual Support: Leaning Away . . . . . .
Partner Taking Partial Weight . . . . . .
Partners Relating with Different Relationships . . . .
Reading Study No. 31: ADDRESSING, NEARNESS, TOUCHING, GRASPING,
SUPPORTING, GRASPING SUPPORT . . .
PROGRESSION OF RELATING . . . . . . .
Reading Practice J: THE STORY OF A BONBON . . . . REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

Part II - INTRODUCTION

Chapter 12 - Relationships: Further Development . .
INDICATION OF ACTIVE PART IN RELATING . . . .
TIMING, DURATION OF ACHIEVING A RELATIONSHIP . .
Specific Moment of Relating . . . . . .
Duration of Achieving a Relationship . . . . .
DURATION OF A RELATIONSHIP . . . . . .
Retaining a Relationship . . . . . .
Cancellation of Relating . . . . . .
Reading Practice K: Active Part, Duration, Retention, Cancellation . . .
A PASSING (SLIDING) RELATIONSHIP . . . .
Reading Practice L: PROGRESSION IN RELATING . . .
Reading Study No. 32: PARTNERS RELATING (Ending Together)
RELATIONSHIPS: ORGANIZATION OF WRITING . . .
Identifying the components . . . . . .
Organization of Information in Score Writing . . . .
Reading Study No. 33: RELATING TO OBJECTS . . .
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

Chapter 13 - Body Initiations: Central, Peripheral; Part Leading, Guidance . . . . . . . .
Introduction . . . . . . . . .
CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL . . . . . .
Physically Central and Peripheral . . . . .
Notation of Physically Central, Peripheral . . . .
Specifying a Central or Peripheral Action . . . .
PART LEADING . . . . . . . .
Indication of Part Leading . . . . . .
Reading Practice M: CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL BODY PARTS LEADING
Use of Specific Body Parts . . . . . .
Indication of Specific Part Leading . . . . .
Surfaces and Edges of Hands and Feet . . . . .
Surfaces of the Parts of the Torso . . . . .
Timing for Part Leading . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 34: PART LEADING . . . . .
GUIDANCES . . . . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 35: PARTS LEADING, GUIDANCES . . .
Variations in Walking . . . . . . .
Leading; Passive, Resultant . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 36: RESULTANT, PASSIVE MOVEMENTS . .
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

Chapter 14 - One-Sided Gestures; Gestural Pathways; Gathering, Scattering . . . .
ONE-SIDED GESTURES - ESTABLISHMENT OF STANCE FRONT .
Indication of Right or Left Side . . . . . .
Continuing the Center Line . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 37 - ONE-SIDE ACTIONS . . . .
PATHS FOR GESTURES . . . . . . .
Straight Paths . . . . . . . .
Circular and Curving Paths . . . . . .
Indication of Paths for Limbs . . . . . .
Indication of Specific Limb . . . . . .
SPATIALLY CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL . . . .
Notation of Central, Peripheral . . . . . .
Specifying a Central or Peripheral Action . . . .
Reading Study No. 38 - SPATIALLLY CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL PATHS FOR GESTURES . . .
Reading Study No. 39 - GESTURAL PATHS WITH DIRECTIONS AND TRAVELING . . . . .
DESIGN DRAWING . . . . . . . .
Surfaces . . . . . . . .
Reading Practice N - DESIGN DRAWING . . . .
GATHERING AND SCATTERING . . . . . .
Gathering . . . . . . . .
Scattering . . . . . . . .
Indication of Gathering and Scattering . . . . .
Analysis of Gathering and Scattering . . . . .
Gathering and Scattering Combined with Other Actions . . .
Reading Study No. 40 - GATHERING, SCATTERING . . .
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

Chapter 15 - Directions: The diagonals . . . .
Introduction . . . . . . . . .
PERFORMANCE OF DIAGONAL GESTURES . . . .
Open Diagonals . . . . . . .
Crossed Diagonal . . . . . . .
Performance of Diagonal Steps . . . . .
Walking 'Forward' in a Circle . . . . . .
Traveling on a Circular Path . . . . . .
CONSTANT DIRECTIONS . . . . . . .
Key for Constant Directions . . . . . .
The Front Signs . . . . . . .
Diagonal Traveling . . . . . . .
The 'Diagonal' Areas (Corners) of the Room/Stage . .
Everyday Terminology . . . . . . .
Reading Study 41: DIAGONAL TRAVELING . . . .
Reading Study 42: CONSTANT DIRECTIONS AND STAGE AREAS .
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

Chapter 16 - Turning of Body Parts: Unit Rotation, Twist .
Introduction . . . . . . . . .
TERMINOLOGY FOR TURNING, ROTATION . . . .
TWISTING ACTIONS: FUNCTION AND EXPRESSION . . .
ANALYSIS OF UNIT ROTATION, TWIST . . . . .
The Whole Torso . . . . . . .
The Head . . . . . . . .
The Chest . . . . . . . .
The Pelvis . . . . . . . .
The Leg, Foot . . . . . . . .
The Arms . . . . . . . .
The Hands . . . . . . . .
Arm Rotations During Circular Gestures . . . .
INDICATION OF TWIST, UNIT ROTATION . . . .
Open Statements; Understood Performance . . . .
Statement of Part Turning . . . . . .
Indication of parts of a limb . . . . . .
Rotations of the Head . . . . . . .
Turning the Hands . . . . . . .
Turning the Lower Arm (Wrists) . . . . .
Leg Rotations . . . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 43 - UNIT ROTATIONS AND TWISTS . .
TURNING COMBINED WITH FLEXION, EXTENSION . . .
Reading Study No. 44 - ROTATION, TWIST OF SPECIFIC PARTS .
ANALYSIS CHART: UNIT ROTATION, TWIST OF PARTS OF THE BODY
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

Chapter 17 - FLEXION AND EXTENSION: SPECIFIC FORMS . .
Introduction . . . . . . . . .
THE THREE FORMS OF FLEXION . . . . . .
THE THREE FORMS OF EXTENSION . . . . .
CONTRACTION AND ELONGATION . . . . .
Conceptual Analysis of Contraction and Elongation . . .
Specific Signs for Contraction . . . . . .
Specific Signs for Elongation . . . . . .
Duration of Contraction, Elongation . . . . .
PHYSICAL ANALYSIS OF CONTRACTION, ELONGATION . .
Contraction, Elongation of the Legs . . . . .
Contraction, Elongation of the Arms . . . . .
Contraction, Elongation of the Hands . . . . .
Contraction, Elongation of the Torso . . . . .
Expressiveness of Contracting And Elongating . .
Reading Study No.45: CONTRACTION, ELONGATION . . .
FOLDING AND UNFOLDING . . . . . .
Analysis of Folding . . . . . . .
Folding the Leg . . . . . . .
Folding the Ankle . . . . . . .
Folding the Arm . . . . . . .
Folding the Wrist . . . . . . .
Folding the Torso . . . . . . .
Folding the Hand . . . . . . .
Unfolding . . . . . . . .
SIGNS FOR FOLDING, UNFOLDING . . . . .
Duration OF Folding, Unfolding . . . . .
Expressiveness of Folding, Unfolding . . . .
Specific Directions for Folding . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 46: FOLDING, UNFOLDING . . .
Reading Practice O: FOLDING IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS . .
FLEXION, EXTENSION: MIXED FORMS . . . . .
Analysis of Direction for a Bent Limb . . . . .
Mixed Forms: Arms, Torso . . . . . .
Developpe, Enveloppe . . . . . . .
JOINING, SEPARATING . . . . . . .
Lateral Direction . . . . . . .
Signs for Lateral Joining, Separating . . . . .
Terminology . . . . . . . .
Reading Practice P: JOINING, SEPARATING . . . .
ANY DEGREE FOR THE SPECIFIC FORMS OF FLEXION, EXTENSION .
Reading Study No. 47: JOINING, SEPARTING . . . .
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

Chapter 18 - Relationship: Situations in Meeting; Looking .
SITUATIONS IN MEETING . . . . . . .
Indication of Situations in Meeting . . . . .
Paths Crossing . . . . . . . .
Relating to an Object . . . . . . .
Relating to a Focal Point . . . . . .
Reading Practice Q: PATHS CROSSING, MEETING, RELATE TO PEOPLE
ADDRESSING WITH THE FACE AND EYES . . . .
Looking with the Face . . . . . . .
Indication of Looking . . . . . . .
Gazing; Independent Action for the Eyes . . . .
Indication of Eye Movement for Gazing . . . . .
PALM FACING . . . . . . . .
Indication of Palm Facing . . . . . .
Reading Examples for Palm Facing . . . . .
Reading Practice R: LOOKING, GAZING, PALM FACING . .
Reading Practice S: SITUATIONS IN MEETING; LOOKING . .
DYNAMICS: EMOTIONAL INTENSITY . . . . .
Indication of Emotional Intensity . . . . . .
Reading Practice T: EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION, FEELING . . .
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

Chapter 19 - Specific Directional Actions . . . .
Introduction . . . . . . . . .
TILTING, INCLINING . . . . . . .
Analysis of Tilting, Inclining . . . . . .
Indication of Tilting, Inclining . . . . . .
General Statement of Part Tilting, Taking a Direction . . .
Reading Study No. 48: TILTING, INCLINING . . . .
DIRECTIONS FOR TILTING, INCLINING . . . . .
Indication of Specific Part . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 49: SPECIFIC TILTING, INCLINING . . .
SHIFTING BODY AREAS . . . . . . .
Analysis of Shifting . . . . . . .
Indication of Shifting . . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 50: SHIFTING BODY AREAS . . .
MINOR DISPLACEMENTS . . . . . . .
Minor Displacements of Parts of the Torso and Head . . .
Minor Displacement of Limb Extremities . . . .
Reading Examples . . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 51: MINOR DISPLACEMENTS . . .
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

Chapter 20 - Destination, Motion . . . . . .
Introduction . . . . . . . . .
DESTINATION . . . . . . . .
Time in Relation to Destination . . . . . .
Space in Relation to Destination . . . . .
Dynamics in Relation to Destination . . . . .
Flow in Relation to Destination . . . . . .
INDICATION OF DESTINATION . . . . . .
Destination for Traveling and Gestural Pathway . . .
Reading Study No. 52: DESTINATION . . . . .
MOTION . . . . . . . . .
Time in Relation to Motion . . . . . .
Space in Relation to Motion . . . . . .
Dynamics in Relation to Motion . . . . .
Flow in Relation to Motion . . . . . .
INDICATION OF MOTION . . . . . . .
Motion Toward or Away . . . . . .
Motion for Flexion, Extension . . . . . .
Reading Study No. 53: MOTION . . . . .
Reading Study No. 54: DESTINATION, MOTION COMBINED . .
Reading Study No. 55: DESTINATION, MOTION VARIATIONS .
MANNER OF PERFORMANCE . . . . . .
MOTION: DIRECTION OF THE PROGRESSION . . . .
Reading Examples . . . . . . .
Reading Practice U - DIRECTION OF PROGRESSION . . .
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

Chapter 21 - Direction: Systems of Reference . . .
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . .
DIRECTION - THE STANDARD KEY . . . . .
Upright Situation . . . . . . .
Torso off the Vertical . . . . . . .
DIRECTION - THE STANDARD STANCE KEY . . . .
Definition of Stance . . . . . . .
DIRECTION - THE BODY KEY . . . . . .
DIRECTION - THE CONSTANT KEY . . . . .
Use of Constant Cross of Directions Key . . . .
Determining Choice of Key . . . . .
PLACEMENT OF KEYS . . . . . . .
As pre-sign . . . . . . . .
Next to the direction symbol . . . . . .
In vertical bracket . . . . . . .
Next to the Starting Position . . . . . .
At the left of the staff . . . . . . .
Pre-Score Key Signature Statement . . . . .
Reading Practice V: BODY, STANDARD AND STANCE KEYS . .
Reading Study No. 55: SYSTEMS OF REFERENCE . . .
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .

Chapter 22 - Timing; Phrasing; Dynamics - Recapitulation .
TIMING . . . . . . . . .
A Basic Beat and Its Subdivisions . . . . .
Timing Between Actions . . . . . .
PHRASING OF MOVEMENT SEQUENCES . . . . .
Major and Minor Movements . . . . . .
Kinetic Logic . . . . . . . .
Simple Movement Phrasing . . . . . .
With Minor Movements . . . . . .
DYNAMICS: RECAPITULATION . . . . . .
Accents . . . . . . . . .
Energy Level - The Concept of 'Par' . . . . .
Indication of Force . . . . . . .
Emphasized, Unemphasized . . . . . .
Relationship to Gravity . . . . . .
Element of Flow: Bound or Free . . . . . .
Physical Exertion; Emotional Intensity . . . . .
Timing of Dynamic Indications . . . . .
Duration of Dynamic Indications . . . . .
Cancellation . . . . . . . .
Dynamics Chart . . . . . . .
REVIEW . . . . . . . . .
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