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Nationality  American
Role  Author
Alma mater  Dartington Hall
Spouse  Ivor Forbes Guest
Known for  Dance notation
Residence  London, United Kingdom
Name  Ann Guest

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Born  November 1918 (age 97)New York City
Organization  Language of Dance Centre, London Dance Notation Bureau, New York
Website  Language of Dance Centre
Education  Bennington College (1940–1940), Ohio State University, Marygrove College
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Books  Choreographics, Dance Notation: The Proc, Labanotation - Or - Kinetogra, An Introduction to Motif N, The Cecchetti Legacy: A
Similar People  Ivor Forbes Guest, Alexander Scriabin, Ted Shawn, Giuseppina Bozzacchi

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Ann Hutchinson Guest (born November 3, 1918) is an American movement and dance researcher and may be considered the preeminent world authority on dance notation, especially Labanotation. She wrote a history on the subject of dance notation, and her works have been translated into multiple languages. She is the co-founder of the Dance Notation Bureau, New York, 1940. She also founded the Language of Dance Centre (LODC) in London, England in 1967 as well as co-founding the Language of Dance Center USA in 1997.


Guest's work made possible the reconstruction of several ballets such as "Pas de Six" from La Vivandière, and L'Après-midi d'un faune by Vaslav Nijinsky.

She has received two honorary doctorates, and in 1997 received the "Outstanding Contribution to Dance Research" award from the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD). In 1998 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Dance Studies

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  • Labanotation of Kinetography Laban: The System of Analyzing and Recording Movement, 1970, New York: Theatre Arts Books. (First published 1954) ISBN 0-415-96562-4
  • Fanny Elssler's "Cachucha", 1981, London: Dance Books. ISBN 0-903102-59-5
  • Dance Notation, 1984, ISBN 0-87127-141-9
  • Choreographics: A Comparison of Dance Notation Systems from the Fifteenth Century to the Present, 1989, New York: Gordon and Breach. ISBN 90-5700-003-2
  • Your Move: A new approach to the study of movement and dance, 1995, New York: Gordon and Breach.
  • Articles for the Encyclopædia Britannica
  • Articles for the The Dance Encyclopedia (1949)
  • References

    Ann Hutchinson Guest Wikipedia

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