How do you capture something as ephemeral as dance on paper? This is the question posed by choreologists, who notate dance. Alison Curtis-Jones is a choreologist at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. She specializes in the work of Rudolf Laban, a modern dance pioneer, and researches the idea of the human body as a dynamic archive of movement. How do you put dance on a page? You can record music using marks on paper, but during Laban’s time there was nothing similar for movement. He looked at how our bodies are organized and devised a system to record movement, later called Labanotation, in 1918. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-six Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Fashion Issue 19 The Heat of the Moment Wide eyes, tense muscles, goose-bumped skin and sweat-dotted brows. Arts & Culture Music Issue 19 On a Grander Scale Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots.