Benesh International: Benesh Movement Notation

Benesh International is the home of Benesh Movement Notation (BMN). Formerly the Benesh Institute, since 1997 it has been incorporated within the RAD.

We support the dance profession by preserving choreographic copyright, training the next generation of choreologists, and supporting the Benesh Movement Notation community.

Devised by Rudolf and Joan Benesh, and first published in 1956, BMN is a written system for recording human movement. It is most widely used in the recording and restaging of dance works.

Our BMN4Ballet course is designed to give participants knowledge and understanding of the use of Benesh Movement Notation in the context of classical ballet.

About Benesh International

Find out about us, what Benesh Movement Notation is, and what it is used for.
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The Professional Body for Choreologists

Find out more about our tools for choreologists - the Benesh Encyclopedia, the Benesh Notation Editor and other resources.
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Benesh Training Centre

Find out about our courses and qualifications.
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The Benesh Community

Updates on events and news relevant to the Benesh community.
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Benesh pilot exams

An exciting new pilot will soon be launched enabling students to develop skills in writing, reading, construction and comprehension through Benesh Movement Notation.
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Between the lines: The Art of Choreology

Booking has now opened for the Benesh Congress 2020. Book your place and find out how to submit a contribution.
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