Laban dance notation system

[lah-buh n, ley-]


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.

Origin of Laban dance notation system

after dance theorist Rudolf Laban (1879–1958), born in Slovakia, who devised it

Also called la·ba·no·ta·tion [lah-buh-noh-tey-shuh n, ley-] /ˌlɑ bə noʊˈteɪ ʃən, ˌleɪ-/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019