Knowledge Base/ Choreographic Resources

The Knowledge Base

continues to be 'in process'

... with the goal of integrating key reference material collected in the non-public Motion Bank Workspace in the next phase of the project. 

Recent and new choreographic resources projects (as of 12-2013):

Siobhan Davies Replay (

Synchronous Objects for One Flat Thing, reproduced (

What’s the Score? Oral Site (

Whatever Dance Toolbox BADco. in collaboration with Daniel Turing (Zagreb: BADco., 2011)

Material for the Spine: A Movement Study Steve Paxton (Brussels: Contredanse, 2008)

Improvisation Technologies: a Tool for the Analytical Dance Eye William Forsythe (ZKM, Karlsruhe & Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012)

A Choreographer’s Score Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker & Bojana Cvejic (Rosas, Brussels & Brussels: Mercatorfonds, 2012)

Capturing Intention: documentation, analysis and notation research based on the work of Emio Greco | PC. (Amsterdam: Emio Greco | PC and Amsterdam School of the Arts, 2007)

A Choreographers Handbook Jonathan Burrows (London: Routledge, 2010)

STREB: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero Elizabeth Streb (New York: The Feminist Press, 2010)

Lamb at the Altar & My Body, the Buddhist Deborah Hay (Duke University Press, 1994; Wesleyan University Press, 2000)

A Choreographic Mind: Autobodygraphical Writings Susan Rethorst (Theatre Academy Helsinki. Department of Dance, 2012)

Are We Here Yet? Meg Stuart (Edited by Jeroen Peeters, Dijon: Les presses du réel, 2010)

Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a ChoreographerLiz Lerman (Wesleyan University Press, 2011)

Caught Falling: The confluence of Contact Improvisation, Nancy Stark Smith, and other moving ideas Nancy Stark Smith & David Koteen (Northampton, MA: Contact Editions, 2008)

Dance Techniques 2010 - Tanzplan Deutschland, Berlin. I. Diehl & F. Lampert. (Leipzig: Henschel Verlag in der Seemann Henschel GmbH & Co. KG, 2011)

meta-academy@Bates 2013 an online multimedia co-creative lab on the work of Nancy Stark Smith and other moving ideas (Facilitated by Marlon Barrios Solano and Rachel Boggia)

Schreibstück & FUNKTIONEN tool box Thomas Lehmen (Berlin, 2002 & 2004)

Everybody’s Performance Scores (, 2010)

Rire Laugh Lachen Antonia Baehr (Editions: Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers / L'OEil d'Or / make up productions, 2008)

Transmedia Knowledge Base for Performing Arts Rui Horta (

Mind and Movement: Choreographic Thinking Tools Wayne McGregor|Random Dance (London 2013)

Scores Nos. 0, 1, 2 & 3. Tanzquartier Wien publications. Available on-line here.

NAGARIKA an Integrated Information System on Indian Physical Expressions through technology. Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts -- Research Department.


Books on the Move is a mobile bookstore offering literature for dancers, movers and thinkers.

Further study projects and related research:

Related Articles:

Choreographic Resources: two background articles published in Journal of Performance Research by Norah Zuniga Shaw and Scott deLahunta.

“Motion Bank” – A Data Bank For Dance. By Sylvia Staude. Goethe Institute.

Dance Archives and Digital Culture: The Current Situation in Germany. By Franz Anton Cramer. Goethe Institute.

Dance Geometry (Forsythe) interview with Paul Kaiser. Recorded in 1998.

Choreologists and Kinetographers Notate Dance. By Marie Luise Jeitschko. Goethe Institute.

'No Time to Fly' sequencing. Screenshot: Florian Jenett
'Material for the Spine' Steve Paxton. Contredanse. 2008
'Capturing Intention' Emio Greco|PC. Amsterdam (AHK) 2007
'Scores No. 2' Tanzquartier Wien. 2012
'A Choreographer's Score'. Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker 2012