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.


The 33rd conference of the International Council of Kinetography Laban /Labanotation will be in Seoul, South Korea, July 17-23 2023, organized with Korean Society of Dance Studies, hosted by Sejong Research Institute for Dance Content, Sejong University

Conference webpage:
· Provisional programme and schedule, updated May 28, 2023.
· List of participants, by May 31, 2023.
· More practical information, posted May 31, 2023.
Conference Registration Closing by May 31


The 32nd conference of the International Council of Kinetography Laban /Labanotation was held July 17-23, 2022 at Magyar Táncművészeti Egyetem [Hungarian Dance University], Budapest, Hungary.

Photo Pál Csillag


April 2022. We inform the community of ICKL of the passing away of our president, Ann Hutchinson Guest. Read, please, some attached remembering words, far from complete, of her immensely rich results and achievements:

July 2022. Our vice president, Jacqueline Challet-Haas, passed away July 6. Please find enclosed her biography.