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.



Updated news by Nov. 17, 2021
The conference will be held July 17-23, 2022.

We are now preparing the 32nd conference of the International Council of Kinetography Laban /Labanotation to be held July 26-31, 2021 (arrival July 25 / departure August 1) at Magyar Táncművészeti Egyetem [Hungarian Dance University], Budapest, Hungary.

Despite the first wave of covid-19, and subsequent second waves throughout the globe, we truly hope that by next Summer the situation will be under control and travel regulations “back to normal.” Hence, the Research Panel and the Board invite members and interested individuals to submit proposals for the upcoming conference. Note that we have rearranged the dates of our usual calls, with shorter time to answer and shorter time to evaluate the proposals.
Calls are available at
Deadline extended: February 1, 2021

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