Intro to BMN

An Illustrated Introduction to Benesh Movement Notation

A Benesh Score:     The Benesh Movement Notation score

A Benesh Frame:

A Benesh Frame

The following DanceForms figures illustrate the corresponding Benesh notation at their right. Each figure is shown from behind to complement the notation, which records movement as viewed from behind the performer, thereby avoiding right-left reversal.

Benesh Examples

Click on the play button to watch a DanceForms animation of the movement phrase notated below:

Stave of Benesh Notation