BMN Score Catalogue

The BMN Score Catalogue, compiled and edited by Tania Inman, provides an international listing of Benesh Movement Notation scores of professional dance works recorded 1955 – 1998. The first BMN Score Catalogue of works recorded 1955 – 1985 was compiled and edited by Irmgard Berry and published in 1986.

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.

This 32 page PDF lists the scores in the BMN Score Catalogue 1955 – 1998.

The RAD’s Wolfson Library houses a unique collection of over 500 Benesh scores including recordings of great choreographic works such as:

  • Sir Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal Gardée
  • Sir Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker
  • Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet
  • 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 online in the Library Catalogue. Select the Advanced Search option and search in BMN scores.