Au Service de la Dance.
A la recherche d'une science: La Choréologie.
Paris, Université de la Danse, 1958
Choreology is a dance notation system invented in the 1940s used to document dance and other types of human movement. It uses abstract symbols based on figurative representations of the human body and is used by the Royal Academy of Dance.
First edition, 8vo; presentation copy, inscribed twice by Lifar, first on the front free endpaper 'a Marie-Louise Trilling son ami Serge Lifar' with a full page ink and coloured crayon drawing, the second on the half-title to her husband, 'A Monsieur Ossia Trilling Ami tres cher des Arts - ces Pensees et leurs applications de la France et du Ballet Mondial avec l'amitie de Serge Lifar, 2 Mai 58'; original printed wrappers, slightly sunned, tears to spine repaired with tape, in a custom made box with Lifar's design on the upper cover.
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