Guest, 85, co-founded the Dance Notation Bureau
in 1940, an organization she directed until 1961.
In 1966 she became rehearsal director of the Juilliard Dance Ensemble and in 1970 director of Labanotation, then executive director of the Dance Notation Bureau
. She succeeded Martha Hill in 1985 as director of the Juilliard Dance Division, remaining until 1992.
Whitener expresses pride in the success of the company's revival of Antony Tudor's 1954 Offenbach in the Underworld, produced in collaboration with Donald Mahler of the Tudor Trust and Leslie Rotman of the Dance Notation Bureau in 1999, and last season's pristine restoration of George Balanchine's Renard (1947), made possible in part by the Balanchine Foundation.
But before he had time to think about what solos to reconstruct, Whitener received a fortuitous announcement from the Dance Notation Bureau of a special offering of works available for licensing.
Besides ballet, she has studied anatomy and kinesiology at New York's Dance Notation Bureau
, plus the Lotte Berk Method of dance-based exercise movements and yoga, experiences that contribute to her unique perspective.
Some awards are given for self-promotion of individuals or groups, such as those given by the Dance Notation Bureau
or the Dance Library of Israel.
She was certified in Pilates technique and studied anatomy and kinesiology at the Dance Notation Bureau
in New York.
After five days of nonstop participation, most members of the four primary organizations were still in residence, along with hundreds of members of the other participating groups: American Dance Guild; American Dance Therapy Association; Country Dance and Song Society; Dance and the Child International/USA chapter; Dance Films Association; Dance Heritage Coalition; Dance Librarians Committee/American Library Association; Dance Notation Bureau
; Dance USA; International Association of Blacks in Dance; International Association for Dance Medicine and Science; Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies; National Dance Education Association, and Preserve, Inc.
The Dance Notation Bureau
celebrated its sixtieth anniversary this spring with an awards program (at which Dance Magazine contributing editor Muriel Topaz was honored) and demonstration of a new computer program merging animation with notation ...
Previously, she was a booking agent for Sheldon Soffer Management, executive director of Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, administrator of the New York University Tisch School of the Arts Dance Department, associate administrator for the Cunningham Dance Foundation, and assistant to the director of the Dance Notation Bureau
The Dance Notation Bureau
, located in New York, and its extension at Ohio State University are working with software maker Credo Interactive to create a link between Labanotation and the program known as Life Forms.
Helen Priest Rogers, 85, cofounder of the Dance Notation Bureau
and a pioneer in dance film archiving, died March 2, 1999, in West Brattleboro, Vermont.