Mary E. Corey

Professor, Dance
Claire Trevor School of the Arts
Associate Dean
Claire Trevor School of the Arts

M.A., University of California, Riverside, Dance History
Certified Professional Labanotator, Dance Notation

Phone: (949) 824-8808
Fax: (949) 824-2450

University of California, Irvine
HTC 101
University of California, Irvine
Mail Code: 2775
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Dance history, modern dance, dance notation, dance reconstruction, dance history, modern dance
Research Abstract
Mary Corey is a Certified Professional Labanotator, Reconstructor, and Teacher of Labanotation, and a former staff notator at the Dance Notation Bureau in New York. She has notated works by George Balanchine, José Limón, Jerome Robbins, Isadora Duncan, Donald McKayle, Joyce Trisler, and others. She was the notator for The Illustrated Dance Technique of José Limón(Harper & Row, 1984), which has been translated into German and Spanish. She has also notated Tibetan, Mongolian, and Uighur dances as taught by master teachers from the Beijing Dance Academy. Her reconstruction credits include works by Vaslav Nijinsky, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Ruth St. Denis, Eugene Loring, Helen Tamiris, Valerie Bettis, and David Parsons. She has reconstructed works for Repertory Dance Theatre, Los Angeles Dance Theatre, the New Dance Group Gala Concert, and colleges and universities. She holds an M.A. in Dance History from the University of California, Riverside and earned her professional Labanotation certificates at the Dance Notation Bureau.
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