Dance, as well as music, may be reduced to writing. Movement may be recorded in Labanotation, which is a system of symbols by which the motion of each and every part of the human body, in its relationship to time and space, may be set down on paper. In 1952, Hanya Holm's labanotated choreographic score for the musical play, Kiss Me, Kate, was accepted by the United States Copyright Office for registration with a claim of copyright. Choreographic works may also be recorded by notation, symbols and diagrams different from the Laban system, drawings or pictures, or by language or words.
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