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805.3 (D) (1) Dance Notation

 

805.3 (D) (1) Dance Notation

 

Dance notation may be used to represent the precise movement of the dancers in a choreographic work. Examples of dance notation systems include Labanotation (which employs abstract symbols), Benesh Dance Notation (which employs stick figures), among other systems. See generally Ann Hutchinson Guest, CHOREO-GRAPHICS: A COMPARISON OF DANCE NOTATION SYSTEMS FROM THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT (1989).

 

While dance notation may be used to fix a choreographic work, the notational system itself is a system that is not eligible for copyright protection under Section 102 (B) of the Copyright Act.