We all know what music scores look like. Have you ever wondered what dance scores look like, or if they even exist? There are in fact several dance notation systems and one of the most popular for ballet is Benesh Movement Notation (BMN). Like most languages, it is easier to read than it is to write. Reading basic ballet positions and movements is relatively simple.
Rymans’ Benesh for Ballet series teaches you how to read BMN with words, images, animations, and notated examples. Using interactive features, readers can add Highlights, take Notes, make Study Cards, and complete Reviews to learn BMN theory while brushing up on ballet vocabulary and pedagogy.
Book 1 introduces you to the fundamental concepts of BMN. You'll learn to read basic ballet positions from three "schools" of ballet: English, Italian, and Russian. Book 2 continues with jumps without travel, so you can explore basic allegro steps and sequences timed to music.