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ICKL Assistant Secretary, 2018-2019
Graduated from the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris (1998), she has notated works by Ashley Page, the Crowsnest Trio, Liu Feng-Shueh, Thierry Malandain, Anthony Egea and Mourad Merzouki as well as variations from the ballet repertoire. She is member of ICKL from 2005, fellow of ICKL since 2009, member of Research Panel from 2011 to 2015, assistant treasurer of the ICKL board of trustees from 2011 to 2017, and currently assistant secretary.
Vincent Lenfant currently studies kinetography Laban in the proficiency cycle at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP). During his notation course at the Conservatory, he restaged Totem Ancestor by Cunningham, solos from The Green Table (the Death and the Profiteer) by Kurt Jooss, choreographies by Jean Cébron (I am alone with the beating of my heart, Starting point and an excerpt of Espace) and some exercises taught by Gundel Eplinius. He also notated works by Rachid Ouramdane and Emio Greco. In 2016, Vincent Lenfant obtained a Master in dance studies (Université Paris 8). In his thesis/dissertation, he analyzed how the Lyon Opera Ballet restaged One Flat Thing, reproduced by William Forsythe in 2014.
After years of professional training in classical, character, and Russian dance, and touring the world with dance companies, Natalia Beliaeva came to France in 1999. A teacher in both classical and character dance, Dance Captain, choreographer, and show director, she works with the creative team at Disneyland Paris for all their live shows. Today, she continues to develop in the dance industry and in her artistic research. She studied notation at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP) and graduated in 2017. She is particularly interested in the notation of movement and in Motif notation and in a project to communicate that expertise in Russia.
Claude Studied ballet at Paris Opera ballet School and Rosella Hightower Dance Center in Cannes. He started as a professional in 2000 at Paris Opera Ballet, Zurich Ballet, Scala di Milano, Ballet de Monte Carlo.
Principal Dancer with Ballet Trockadero in 2008 and Nice Opera Ballet in 2012.
He danced different ballet styles, and interpreted ballets of choreographers such as Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, Serge Lifar, Ohad Naharin, Glen Tetley, Jerome Robbins, Dwight Rhoden…
He worked many years with Wilfride Piollet on her technique “Barres Flexibles” and was introduced to Kinetography Laban by Noëlle Simonet.
He studied further with Noëlle Simonet at Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, and graduated in 2018.
ICKL Research Panel Member, 2016-2019
Born in Taiwan in 1970, began classic and Chinese traditional dance at an early age. She studied at the Chinese Culture University in Taiwan then went in France to study Kinetography Laban at Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP), with teacher Jacqueline Challet-Haas and tutor Marion Bastien. She graduated in 1997. She currently is a Laban notator with one of the top dance companies in Taiwan, the Neo-Classic Dance Company, led by Liu Feng-Shueh. Since 1997, she has notated for the company historic reconstructions of ancient dance from the Tang Dynasty (The Joy of Drinking a Toast, PaTou) and modern artistic creations (The Rite of Spring, Ambushed From All Sides, Spark, Figurines, Vast desert, solitary smoke rises straight). Tsui has been an ICKL member since 1995 and a Fellow since 2011.
Dancer and teacher, she has been teaching Kinetography Laban at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse of Paris since 2000, after her own studies with Jacqueline Challet-Haas in the 1990s. She has been a Somatic Movement Educator in Body Mind Centering® since 2012. She builds different projects dealing with notation with her company Labkine (www.labkine.com), making bridges between creation, research and pedagogy. She has realized in collaboration with Lise Daynac two DVD to give a global approch of the Laban system to all people interested by motion study, by its analysis, its exploration and its interpretation. She is Fellow of ICKL.
Anaïs Loyer studied notation at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP) and graduated in May 2017. She received a Master’s degree from Nice University, her thesis explored how a notation score can allow space for the dancer’s interpretation and the choreographer’s creativity. She teaches notation and Motif notation at Nice University.
Chair of ICKL Research Panel, 2018-2019
Raphaël Cottin studied classical and contemporary dance at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP) between 1992 and 1999, and then graduated in Kinetography Laban in 2009 after studying with Noëlle Simonet. He worked for several choreographers and dances now for Thomas Lebrun at the Centre chorégraphique national de Tours (France) and tours with him in France and around the world (South America, Canada, Europe, Russia, China). He obtained a research grant from the French Ministry of Culture in 2010 in order to work on the latest symbols created in LMA in “Shape”, under the tutelage of Angela Loureiro (CMA-LIMS), regarding his notation skills. He is also choreographer for his own company La Poétique des Signes (www.lapoetiquedessignes.com) and uses Kinetography Laban in many aspects of his work. He became Fellow of ICKL in 2013 and was the onsite organizer of the 29th ICKL conference in Tours in 2015. [Photo © Frédéric Iovino]
ICKL Vice President
She has been a dancer and Laban notation teacher and notator since the sixties. She studied notation with Diana Baddeley-Lange in Paris and Albrecht Knust at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. She created the specialised training in Kinetography at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP) in 1990.
She has been a fellow of the International Council of Kinetography Laban (ICKL) since 1961, and director of the Centre national d’écriture du mouvement since 1975. She has co-founded the European seminar of Kinetography Laban (ESK) led by Prof. Roderyk Lange.
She has published numerous articles in various magazines and written and translated books on Dance pedagogy and Laban notation. She was made “Chevalier de la légion d’honneur” by the French State in 2011 in recognition of her 50 years of service to the development of Kinetography in France.