Ann Hutchinson

(b. 1918)

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(b New York, 3 Nov. 1918)

US dancer and dance notator. She studied with Jooss and Leeder at Dartington (1936–9) then moved to New York where she continued her training with Graham, Limón, Tudor, and others. She appeared in modern dance concerts and on Broadway, then concentrated on research into dance notation, specializing in Labanotation and working closely with Laban when she returned to England in 1947. She was co-founder and president of the New York Dance Notation Bureau (1940–61) and co-founder of the International Council of Kinetography Laban in 1961. During her long career she has notated many major works and taught notation at New York School of Performing Arts, at Juilliard School, and in London where she has lived since 1962. She is author of Labanotation (New York, 1954, revised edition, 1970) and in 1987 she started the Language of Dance series, which has published major new scores such as Nijinsky's ‘Faune’ Restored, and several books on notation and issues surrounding its practice. She is married to dance writer Ivor Guest.

Subjects: Dance.

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