The International Council of Kinetography Laban was founded in England in 1959 and has about one hundred active members and fellows from more than twenty-five countries around the world.

Its members practice the system of movement and dance notation originated by Rudolf Laban, known as Kinetography Laban or Labanotation. This system is one of the major method of movement notation used in the documentation of, education about, and research into, human movement.

The aims of ICKL are to promote the use of the system; to increase research for its development and application; to act as a deciding body with regard to the orthography and principles of the system; to support experimental projects in related areas; to encourage information exchange among centers and individuals using the system. Its activities include the organization of a biennial conference and the publication of the conference proceedings.


Membership is now open and we hope you choose to renew or join us for 2024.

The 34th conference of the International Council of Kinetography Laban /Labanotation will be held in Columbus, Ohio, July 2025.
Proposed dates: Sunday, July 13 – Saturday, July 19, 2025.

International Host Committee:
Hannah Kosstrin, Associate Professor Dance, The Ohio State University
Mara Frazier, Assistant Professor University Libraries, The Ohio State University Valarie Williams, Professor of Dance and Director OSU’s DNB Extension Center
Julie Brodie, Professor of Dance and Director, Department of Theatre and Dance, Kenyon College.
In Kind Support from Ohio State’s Department of Dance and University Libraries, Columbus, Ohio, USA and Kenyon College’s Department of Theatre and Dance, Gambier, Ohio, USA.