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Christopher Wheeldon OBE named President of Benesh International

06 Jul 2018 / Tags: Benesh

Following the tradition of having a renowned choreographer in the role, Wheeldon takes the reins from Sir Peter Wright, who was in post for 15 years, and joins the ranks of other past Presidents including Sir Kenneth MacMillan and Sir Frederick Ashton.

Speaking of his appointment, Christopher Wheeldon said: I have decided to take on the role of President of Benesh International because I firmly believe that BMN is still the most accurate way of recording the original intentions of the choreographer. Most of my works for The Royal Ballet have been recorded in BMN and have subsequently been staged around the world using it as the source for the original choreography.

Benesh International is the home of Benesh Movement Notation (BMN), a written system for recording human movement and it is most widely used in the recording and restaging of dance works. Benesh International supports the dance profession by preserving choreographic copyright, training the next generation of choreologists, and ensuring the preservation of the system for the future.

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