One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The notation of dance movement.
- ‘He established choreology, the discipline of dance analysis, and invented a system of dance notation, now known as Labanotation or Kinetography Laban.’
- ‘People also ask, ‘Well, why do we need to have choreology, in this day and age of videotape?’’
- ‘Though most widely used in ballet companies, choreology has subsequently been evolved to deal with non-classical movement also, and together with Labanotation is the most internationally used system.’
- ‘In that female dominated world of choreology it was indeed rare to find another man who was interested in notation.’
1960s: from Greek khoreia ‘dancing in unison’ (from khoros ‘chorus’) + -logy.
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