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 43 The Alt-Right Wellness Loop Where alt-health meets the alt-right. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Learn Lenience We were all young once. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Pay it Forward How to be a mentor. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Be Accountable On youth and responsibility. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Think Back A reexamination of nostalgia. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Grow Up In praise of aging.