42nd National Táncház Festival & Fair • 14–16 April 2023
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Starting page: 28
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Conversation with Fügedi János – ’The scientist who notates dance’. Part I. On the occasion of his 60th birthday, the director of the dance research department at the Institute of Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences talks about how he got to dance research, and especially the field of dance notation, from engineering and how his career has unfolded since. Discussed here are the International Council of Kinetographia Laban, the areas of movement that Fügedi has specialized in notating (certain leg movements, jumps), how and where dance notation has been used in Hungary over the years, who were earlier masters of notation in Hungary, and reasons for notating dance at all. By Misi Gábor.