Resources & Useful Links
Useful resources sites on Benesh Movement Notation, and links to the dance companies who support our work.
Our score catalogue, compiled and edited by Tania Inman, provides an international listing of Benesh Movement Notation scores of professional dance works recorded 1955 – 1998.
Of the 1,750 BMN dance scores in the repertoire, more than 250 are available for education, research, teaching dances from the repertoire and as a tool for the analysis of movement, rhythm, phrasing and the structure of dance works.
The RAD’s Phillip Richardson Library houses a unique collection of over 500 Benesh scores including recordings of great choreographic works such as:
- Ashton’s La Fille mal Gardée
- Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker
- MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, and
- Hans Van Manen’s Five Tangos.
The collection also encompasses a number of scores which explore the use of BMN as a tool for anthropological and clinical research, such as Julia McGuiness’s Application of Benesh Movement Notation to Cerebral Palsy Research and Andrée Grau’s study of Ugandan dances.
Information about individual scores can be found on-line in the Library Catalogue.
This 32-page PDF lists the scores in the Benesh Score Catalogue.
- Benesh Movement Notation for Ballet (text book) by Monica Parker
- Benesh Editor Software (Lite Version)
- Motion Bank – a Notation Response by Victoria Watts
- Copyright notices – revised code of practice 2005
- Introducing the Benesh Notation Editor
- Kenneth MacMillan and BMN – Revealing MacMillan (conference 2002)
- Nicholas Dromgoole QEII citation for Joan and Rudolf Benesh
- Centre Benesh (France)
- Open Benesh
- Notation.free.fr (in French) Wikipedia on Benesh Movement Notation
We are grateful to the following companies who support our work through the Benesh Institute’s ‘Licence to Use’ scheme:
- Bayerisches Staatsballett
- Birmingham Royal Ballet
- English National Ballet
- Hamburg Ballett
- Het National Ballet
- The Royal Ballet
- Scottish Ballet
- Stuttgart Ballet
- Northern Ballet
The following are some of the dance companies that have used Benesh notators to record or stage ballets in their repertoire: